There's been a lot of attention paid here at BlueOregon to the growing sector of "Faithful Democrats" nationally and in Oregon. Jim Wallis visited in September, and contributors Jeff Alworth and Steve Bucknum have explored the role of religion in politics. At the DPO Convention this summer, a religious outreach workshop was organized and there is now a faith caucus in the state party.
Now it seems that House Democratic candidates Rob Brading and Chuck Lee have both been running radio ads on Christian radio stations - discussing their own faith and how it informs their values.
“My father taught me that living by God’s Law makes life easy—all you have to do is tell the Truth and you’ll be fine. But he also taught me that the Truth needs courage and firm convictions to survive.”
-Charles Lee, Democratic Candidate for House District 25
"As a preacher’s son, my family’s faith sustained us. It instructed us, comforted us and ultimately forged a set of values that became the foundation of my life."
-Rob Brading, Democratic Candidate for House District 49
Learn more at the Oregon House Democrats blog. Discuss.