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Making Friends Across the Political Aisle

Just how polarized are we as a country? The Pew Research Center revealed last week that Democrats and Republicans don't have many friends of the opposite party. According to a new poll, 64 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of Republicans have just a few or zero close friends from across the political aisle. And that number has been declining. As CNN reported, "The number of Democrats and Republicans who saw the opposing party as 'very unfavorable' has more than doubled from 16 percent and 17 percent, respectively, in 1994, to a broader 44 percent and 45 percent today, the survey found."

Possible Preaching Angles: Unity; Friendship; Evangelism—Christians are people that should reach across the great divides in our culture so we can share Christ's love and be the body of Christ.

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