The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Values abound, but which to choose?

Pundits and researchers crowd each other for space in The Lutheran's e-mail inbox. None doubt that faith and values played a major role in the fall elections, but exactly what happened and what it means is still being worked out. Just what are moral values, and which ones should people of faith champion? Here's a sample of the faith-based commentary:

• Zogby International found that, for the 22 percent of voters who said moral values was the most decisive factor in their vote, 42 percent said the Iraq war was the most important moral value; 13 percent listed abortion and 9 percent cited gay marriage.

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