Making Contact, for November 3, 2006 - 1:30pm
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The evangelical right gets a lot of airtime on cable, radio, television and in the mass media in general. But, a lot of the messages you hear are distilled for a mainstream audience. So what's really being said behind the scenes? This week, Abby Scher takes us behind the scenes to the "Values Voter Summit" in Washington, DC, where leaders of the Christian right gathered to talk about gay marriage, abortion, and terrorism. With the upcoming elections, evangelical right leaders say there are two wars America is fighting: terrorism and the war for values.
Scher, editor of Public Eye, a publication that monitors the activities and agenda of the Christian right, attended the summit in September 2006, along with dozens of other liberal activists.