"...religious right groups will have to start focusing more on state and local governments..."

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    Nov 20, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    "Christian Right Takes on "Terminator"

    A major Christian Right organization is calling out Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the latest broadside in the post-election battle for the soul of the Republican Party and a clear sign that the culture war might be shifting back to the states."

    http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2008/11/christian_right_takes_on_termi.html
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    Nov 20, 2008 8:38 AM GMT
    This election has proven that the religious right thing is a myth. (Huckabee)
    You guys are either dumb enough to believe their hype or you feel quilty about who you are . The polster got it right, The religious right is 10-15%
    of the population . You provide them with more exposure than their numbers deserve by constantly venting about them. It you ignored them the press would too and they would be as forgotten as Ralph Nader.
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    Nov 20, 2008 10:08 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThis election has proven that the religious right thing is a myth. (Huckabee)
    You guys are either dumb enough to believe their hype or you feel quilty about who you are . The polster got it right, The religious right is 10-15%
    of the population . You provide them with more exposure than their numbers deserve by constantly venting about them. It you ignored them the press would too and they would be as forgotten as Ralph Nader.


    Define "Religious Right" are you saying that 10-15% of the California voters equates to the 52% of the population that voted for H 8? That would imply the majority of Californians DID NOT EVEN VOTE.

    I realize that is not what you meant. But understand this--the religous right may be a minority... but they are a vocal minority and have much influence in the government. (Bush meets with evangelical leaders regularly; he have addressed the South Baptist Convention almost every year (if not every year) during opening ceremonies--throughout his presidency. He meets with Tony Perkins and Jame Dobson, who are largley responsible now for the religious right's political arm. Religious shows FLOD the radio stations where i live now and the tv channels. We now get a Channel called "The Inspirational Network" with david cerullo. Crazy nuts "If you sow a seed of faith into God's good soil, he will give you a harvest beyond your imagination!" (Translation: ssend us your money and God will repay you back 100 fold)

    If they are a minority, they have a lot of power and influence over the regular popluation.
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    Nov 21, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    I read recently that about 23% of the US population are evangelical Christians. Not a majority but they have a lot of political clout. They also can get very politically active. They see the culture "war" as a real war. They feel they are waging a war to save the soul of Americans. Many of these people believe every word of the book of Revelations. They are fearful that accepting gays as equals will help bring about Armageddon.

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    Nov 21, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Time for us to get down and dirty in the trenches as well

    We need to fight these Nutjobs at every turn
    when they come out with a position ANYWHERE
    We need to have a statement or a protest ready

    The Culture war is a real war on the same order as the Cold war was
    there are no bombs or body counts but there definitiely is strategic planning that is needed to be done