obama victory: americans were repulsed by christian conservatives.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Christian Conservatives Failed to Sway Voters

    They are reeling not only from the loss of the presidency, but from what many of them see as a rejection of their agenda. They lost fights against same-sex marriage in all four states where it was on the ballot, and saw anti-abortion-rights Senate candidates defeated and two states vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

    It is not as though they did not put up a fight; they went all out as never before: The Rev. Billy Graham dropped any pretense of nonpartisanship and all but endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Roman Catholic bishops denounced President Obama’s policies as a threat to life, religious liberty and the traditional nuclear family. Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition distributed more voter guides in churches and contacted more homes by mail and phone than ever before.

    “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.”

    http://richarddawkins.net/news_arti...servatives-failed-to-sway-voters#.UJ_5_8V6vTo



    The election results are just one indication of larger trends in American religion that Christian conservatives are still digesting, political analysts say. Americans who have no religious affiliation — pollsters call them the “nones” — are now about one-fifth of the population over all, according to a study released last month by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

    The younger generation is even less religious: about one-third of Americans ages 18 to 22 say they are either atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular.
     
  2. There was an article about Catholics the other day. The Pope and his followers are the lone hold outs against gay marriage in the "world".

    Those dang "Christian conservatives".

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    Dear Free Thinker,

    Can we have a short editorial comment from you on this statement.

    "[homosexuality] It is not only a sin, but a crime under Islamic law."

    There are about 1.3 billion Muslims and 2 billion Christians in the world.

    Why don't you crusade against the Muslims?
     
  3. The current new standard age of adolescents is 26. let's stretch it out here about a large group of dum ass Americans who voted for Obama and are "nothing in particular."
     
  4. the muslims are not trying to take over our government and our schools.


    You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.”
    — Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, 1927
     
  5. The Muslims are irrelevant politically and socially here in America. True world wide Muslims are a dangerous and murderous group but inside America the conservative Christians are politically and socially a greater threat to our freedom.
     
  6. Whoa, you better slow down there. Today a foot bath, tomorrow a call to prayer.

    Check out Fordson High School (Hezbollah High) (public school) in Dearborn Michigan. They pray to Allah on the Football field during a game.

    In God we trust is outdated and incorrect PC, Allah Akbar is alive and well.
     
  7. this would put the Pope in charge of the TSA, ....:cool: restricting our freedoms.
     
  8. do you want everyone to have the freedom to walk on a plane without inspection?
     

  9. and you clearly have your head up your ass about that one.
     
  10. I understand.

    The religion of Islam has done more damage and restrictions to our freedoms than the Christians.
     
    #10     Nov 12, 2012