Vote Common Good: Democrats Courting Evangelicals. Politics & Faith. Pushing Change In 2020 Election

Finding ‘Common Good’ Among Evangelicals In The Political Season. On a recent evening in Houston, under the heavy branches of live oak trees, Doug Pagitt stood before a couple dozen people gathered on blue folding chairs on the Rice University campus.

"You’ve heard it said that to be a true Christian, you must vote like a Republican," he said. "But we are here to be reminded that just ain’t so."

You have heard it said, ‘America First,’ but we are here to be reminded to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God,’ on behalf of all those everywhere in the world.

Pagitt, 52, describes himself as a progressive evangelical. He pastors a church in Minneapolis and has been traveling the country by bus, preaching a message that juxtaposes Trump campaign slogans against quotes from the Bible.


Evangelical Documentary – Donald Trump & The Religious Right. Christians in Politics & Sunday Laws

This pastor is teaching Democrats how to talk to evangelical Christians. This is why

"We’re going to do something unusual."

Evangelical pastor Doug Pagitt, dressed in a denim shirt and archetypal blue hat, stands in front of a white bus, talking to a camera.

It’s July 2018, and in the lead-up to the United States midterms, he’s touring across 15 states and 31 towns with a clear message: let’s "barnstorm the country to change Congress".

His main aim is to engage religious voters — particularly those who have "reflexively voted for Republicans in the past", as he puts it in one video.

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Through a series of divine interventions, God began calling David into the full-time ministry in 2006. At the time he was a legal service broker and on an ambitious path. Although he had other plans, David started responding to God’s call. He prayed, “Lord, if it isn’t your will I succeed, please don’t allow me to.” Listen to a brief portion of David’s story of how God led him where he is today.