Representative Akin Finds Support in Christians

Friday, August 24, 2012

Long before the firestorm over Representative Todd Akin’s comments about rape and pregnancy turned many against him, the Congressman from Missouri had a loyal following in the Christian groups whose beliefs he defended.

Akin’s efforts to push their legislation haven’t been met with much success. Of the 52 measures Akin has introduced only three have been signed by the President. Nevertheless, his efforts to increase the role of religion in government have marked him as a legislative hero to Christian groups.

Representative Akin apologized for his remarks in a television ad that aired Tuesday, and many of his supporters are accepting that apology with the intent to endorse him going forward.

Don Hinkle is a supporter of Akin and the editor of the newspaper serving the Missouri Baptist Convention.


Don Hinkle

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Isn't there a song,"His Akin Heart?"

Looking forward to hear his true feelings about women.

Aug. 24 2012 03:22 PM

Forgiveness is not the point. Akin represents the sector of Americans who choose to reject scientific facts whenever it pleases them. Expressing his "true feelings" while rejecting scientific truth does not need forgiveness - it needs a complete overhaul of philosophy. Recently an evolution rejecting christian friend made this comment,
"I don't care about the truth; I only care about getting along."

Unfortunately, far too many politicians and especially social conservatives follow this frightening way of thinking.

Aug. 24 2012 09:23 AM

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