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Report: 62% of Evangelical Pastors Oppose a Military Strike Against Syria

According to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), more than 60% of evangelical pastors are against U.S. military intervention in Syria. The NAE represents about 45,000 local churches across 40 denominations. NAE President Leith Anderson told the Religious News Service that, despite a consensus that the use of chemical weapons must not be condoned, many evangelical leaders oppose American intervention because they are unsure if it could actually make the situation worse by causing the conflict to grow. Anderson said that though there are differing opinions about U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war, all Christians are called to unite in prayer. “This is a week for extra prayers as our Congress and President decide what to do about Syria. And, let's add Syrian leaders to our prayer list. Our request is that God will give wisdom to make choices for a lasting peace in the region" …

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Stephen Anderson commented…

The evangelical point of view is not known and no one has asked the question. How so?

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/guest_bloggers/7305/do_evan...

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