In a front page story, the Los Angeles Times reports that evangelical programs on Capitol Hill attempt "to mold a new generation of leaders who will answer not to voters, but to God."
"Nearly every Monday for six months, as many as a dozen congressional aides -- many of them aspiring politicians -- have gathered over takeout dinners to mine the Bible for ancient wisdom on modern policy debates about tax rates, foreign aid, education, cloning and the Central American Free Trade Agreement."
In the seminars, the students "learn that serving country means first and always serving Christ. They learn to view every vote as a religious duty, and to consider compromise a sin."
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