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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:14 PM

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster'

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."

"They do turn out," he says. "A quarter of the electorate described themselves as white evangelicals. It's just that that's not enough to overcome the strong Democratic support of other religious groups."

Smith says Obama won 95 percent of black Protestants, three-quarters of Hispanic Catholics, 7 out of 10 Jewish voters and 70 percent of religiously unaffiliated voters, which is the fastest-growing segment of "religion.

http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=164711265

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SpartanDem Nov 2012 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2012 #1
Skittles Nov 2012 #2
Loudly Nov 2012 #3
patrice Nov 2012 #4
Kurovski Nov 2012 #5
luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #6
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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. yes, and of course lock-step behavior has such a positive reputation through world history....

NOT!

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:18 PM

2. GOOD

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:24 PM

3. I question the claim that evangelicals turned out for Romney.

 

I think they stayed home or undervoted the top of the ballot because of their deep resentment and mistrust of what they consider to be Mormon heresy.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:25 PM

4. People are angry at fascism wherever they experience it and mcchurchco can get fascist on my dime.

They were the political cause of the War on Iraq. They are friends with War Profiteers and Cheney.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:06 AM

5. How is this surprising? Baptists and Evangelicals don't like Mormons.

Just because Patty Robertson changed it from a "cult" to a "religion" on his webbysite don't mean a hunnert years of rejection was going to end.

(Some people must be going bonkers thinking every fucking shadow that moves is now the anti-christ.)

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:20 AM

6. Good! They richly deserved every bit of rejection they got.

This kind of trouncing has been long overdue.

I am glad the majority of voters delivered them this kick in the a$$.

Lockstep minds and hearts is what they have promoted for too long. I love every single particle of their face-plant. I wish them many more defeats!

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:29 AM

7. Walk out of their churches on Sunday

It would be so fitting to see people walk out of any church when a pulpit pimp spits out Republican talking points. And then hit them in the collection plate, too. Cut off the cash!

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