It is two days before “Super Tuesday,” the
day the country learns which two candidates survived
the primaries and will represent their parties in the
general election in the Fall. We spend these days in
Tulsa and Oklahoma City with Rev. Jeff Hamilton and
members of the local chapters of Inter Faith
This liberal ecumenical organization sees itself as
a guardian protecting the separation between Church
and State. Two days before the primary they will hold
a conference on the “ABC's of Advocacy”.
The president of Tulsa's chapter, Barbara Santee: “ I
was despairing because more mainstream people didn’t
see the importance of becoming politically involved
(this was when the Christian Coalition was in all its
glory). I thought of the idea of training people to
become more effective politically”.
With the Interfaith Alliance as
co-sponsor, they will offer
workshops on how to make a personal lobbying visit
or hold a precinct meeting --and we’ll be on
hand. Interfaith Alliance includes
Muslim, Jewish and Hindu members on their board. How
do these non-Christian
members feel in the shadow of a Christian revival?
We watch the results of Super Tuesday in a private
home of a non-Christian board member, as the 2008 short
primary season comes to an end.