Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues

  • metta

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    Nov 10, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues



    “Millions of American evangelicals are absolutely shocked by not just the presidential election, but by the entire avalanche of results that came in,” R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Ky., said in an interview. “It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out.

    “It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed,” he said. “An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.”

    Conservative Christian leaders said that they would intensify their efforts to make their case, but were just beginning to discuss how to proceed. “We’re not going away, we just need to recalibrate,” said Bob Vander Plaats, president and chief executive of The Family Leader, an evangelical organization in Iowa.



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    “This election signaled the last where a white Christian strategy is workable,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization based in Washington.


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    Meanwhile, religious liberals are gradually becoming more visible. Liberal clergy members spoke out in support of same-sex marriage, and one group ran ads praising Mr. Obama’s health care plan for insuring the poor and the sick.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/us/politics/christian-conservatives-failed-to-sway-voters.html


    We need to fight even harder....and try our best to make sure that they keep loosing so that they finally figure it out. It is the only way to get them to change.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 10, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    Liberal Christians are actually more Christian than conservatives. After all, the Bible says, Thou Shall Not Judge.icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 10, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    It is due in no small part to the 'Ellen effect'.

    Just as popular TV and film depictions of an African-American president helped to overcome resistance, among some voters, to the real thing, so a popular gay and married TV host has helped to overcome resistance to gay marriage.
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:26 PM GMT



    I don't know if Christian Leaders have many answers these days...

    ....BUT YOU GOTTA LOVE THEIR QUESTIONS.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 10, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    How does that definition if insanity go again?

    I'm rooting for it.
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    Nov 10, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    I gotta give some props to Harold Camping.

    That old man already put untold thousands of these foolish Chicken Littles through that whole exercise of "The END of (Something) is Here, Because YOU ALL Didn't Do What I Claim My Deity Told You To Do!", what, not even 18 months ago? Couldn't even get the conclusion of the damm GLOBE right?

    Yet NOW, we're led to believe, they're SO "absolutely shocked," because the election returns for a single country didn't tun out the way they prayed it to go. Shocked, they say! Acting like they can't even remember the last time they were way off, infinitely off, the mark!

    And "Oh, You Libruhls, now you've REALLY gone and done it!" GTFOH! These were the same people wasting tissue paper in 2008! Now a Christian beats a Mormon and the Evangelicals cry even more. Okay!

    So much Bovine Scatology flying around: "((sniffles)) This (Election Day) is the day America, as we know it, died.((sniffles))" Well, gee... I hope so!
  • tazzari

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    Nov 10, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Yet NOW, we're led to believe, they're SO "absolutely shocked," because the election returns for a single country didn't tun out the way they prayed it to go.

    Could it be that God heard their prayers - but said "NO"?

    Somehow this never occurs to them...
  • Webster666

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    Nov 11, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    Conservative, religious nut, Republican voters were really in a bind because their party nominated a guy who was Mormon, not christian. I think that a lot of them just didn't vote.
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    Nov 11, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Shit like this just reaffirms my decision to be atheist.

    Fuck religion...