It is possible for the political field to be leveled once again. It is possible for Democrats and Republicans to start competing with each other on economic and social issues. But until Democrats really and truly (through action not just talk) start adopting the issues held most dear to Evangelicals and practicing Catholics, that just isn't going to happen.
Certainly, history will record that the Democratic alliance to pro-homosexual and pro-abortion issues has caused the party to fall into disfavor with Evangelicals and Catholics. This is true even for relatively liberal Evangelicals (and a growing number of liberal Catholics). As we enter the 21st century, Evangelicals and Catholics will play a greater role in American politics. Being on the wrong side of core Evangelical and Catholic issues, (such as Life and Family), is a place no sensible party should want to be. The Democratic Party would do well to heed this advice for the future, especially after their disappointing election results this November 7th. Ah, but you say all the polls indicate Democrats are winning. Is it possible I know something the mainstream pollsters don't know? I guess you could say that...
By Nathan Black
A new Baylor Religion Survey contradicted commonly held views about Evangelical Christians and their political, social and cultural views, which are stereotyped as conservative.
The survey found a large number of evangelicals holding liberal views on certain matters while maintaining conservative views on such issues as abortion and gay marriage. Conversely, many non-evangelicals were found to hold not just liberal views on some cultural issues.
Among evangelicals, the Baylor survey revealed that 50 percent think the government should not fund faith-based organizations; 50 percent indicate that the government should distribute wealth more evenly in this country; 74 percent of evangelicals believe that it is very important to seek social and economic justice; and 76 percent of evangelicals believe that the government should do more to protect the environment....
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