Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:53 AM
cbayer (146,218 posts)
For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster'
Barbara Bradley Hagerty November 8, 2012
Attendees pray during The Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit on Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C. (AFP/Getty Images)
Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.
"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt Romney, the same percentage as voted for President George W. Bush in 2004. He says they boldly telegraphed their concerns about Obama, and "our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls and voted according to a contrary worldview."
Mohler says there's a danger that evangelicals won't see this larger lesson — that they will say Obama won because of his unique story and personality.
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For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' (Original post)
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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 AM
JustAnotherGen (18,427 posts)
1. You betcha!
"our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls and voted according to a contrary worldview."
How's that HateyRapeyMisogynyGLBTDespisingShittyHumanBeing thing working out for you all now?