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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:53 AM

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster'

http://www.wbur.org/npr/164711265/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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JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #1
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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

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?

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. I will say a prayer for them, poor fellows :(

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. They prayed for the best choice. God answered. Obama won.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:58 AM

4. Well if they beleive hurcane Sandy caused Rmoney to lose, then

it must have been God's will.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:59 AM

5. It's what God intended to happen. Deal with it.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 AM

6. Good

Now if we can get them to reject religion in its entirety we will have made some progress

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 AM

7. Maybe it's because that "contrary world view" is more compelling, more honest,

more fact based and more compassionate than the crap Christianity has been peddling for centuries.

Ever consider that, Al?

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:21 AM

8. But for them nothing changed.

They (and the rest of us) still have more rights than they had under Bush.

But if the Romneycons gained power, rights would be taken away, from women, gay people, immigrants, people with preexisting conditions etc.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM

9. God has answered their prayers! ... with a resounding NO. n/t

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 PM

10. Religious (Christian) Conservatives wanted God to oust the Christian and install the Mormon

...so that no one -- especially the government -- would ever help the poor.

Has there been a bigger case of hypocrisy since the dawn of time?

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