Growth of secular youth is frightening GOP, says ex-Obama strategist

By Julia Manchester

Former Obama strategist Joel Benenson on Wednesday said that the emergence of secular, young people in politics is frightening to Republicans and conservatives.

“These generations are more diverse. They are more tolerant of others. They come to the table with a set of values that are not rooted in a religious foundation in their household,” Benenson said to Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”

“They are closer to liberation theology than they are to white, evangelical philosophy. But their approach to life is to be accepting of others,” he continued.

He said the younger generation of voters “drove the discussion” in their households.

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