Transcript for 'This Week': Faith and Politics
Pope Francis celebrating Easter this morning. Check out the massive crowd, 150,000 people packing into St. Peter's square. Let's bring in the roundtable now. Bill kristol, democratic strategist donna Brazile, Jeff Zeleny and S.E. Cupp. Welcome to earn. Happy Easter. S.e., let me start with you and your reaction to what you heard in our religious roundtable. Yeah, that was fascinating. I'll remind people in 2009, on Easter, the "Newsweek" cover was called "The decline and fall of Christian America." Ralph reed was right. The death of christianity has been claimed for years and years, decades in fact, there was that "Time" magazine coverage in 1966. As for gay marriage, look there's movement on this. We have been trying to change the platform of the RNC. With some luck locally. I will say conservatives have got to move on gay marriage, if abortion is the abhorrent option -- 75% of all Americans under 30 say they say support gay marriage. They have to move on more than just gay marriage, it has to move on human rights, human trafficking. There are so many issues that I think that animate people. They want a church like the gospel itself that preach about the least of these, that provide a way out of no way, that gives sinners an opportunity to repent but redeem. They want a church part of their lives, that brings them closer to the god. Bill kristol, quickly on politics, is their influence waning? Not as much as people think. I think bill is right. The influence isn't waning in the republican presidential primaries. There won't be a pro-choice candidate on the list. Also in the midterm elections, abortion is still an issue on some ballot issues. It's not waning as much as we think. That's what I mean. Conservatives have to move on gay adoption, if abortion is the abhorrent option, then adoption by any two loving parents has to be the better option. 2012, 23%. Of voters. It's not growing. On that note -- up next -- George stephanopoulos and former chief justice John Paul Stevens
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