Of all the demographic changes sweeping New York City, the one that gets the least attention, at least in political circles, is the rapidly increasing number of Evangelical Christians.
No mainstream pols have hit upon this yet (the definitive account of it is in this Christianity Today piece) but the one who is positioned to do so is the Bronx Borough President, Adolfo Carrion, a preacher’s son whose undergraduate education was at the Evangelical King’s College.
And so it’s not a total surprise to see this on the schedule for this evening:
“Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr and the Reverend Floyd Flake, will be the honorary chairs of the 5th Annual Gala Dinner, sponsored by Concerts of Prayer Greater New York.”
The event boasts 600 ministers, and the organizations board includes some of the quite conservative activists involved with the City Covenant Coalition.