I left a church where majority of the people were big liberal Democrats who loved to pitchfork “Bush” (or any Republican President) in Sunday School class. I would think they were secretly glad when I left so they would be less “inhibited” about praising their liberal abortionist candidates and griping about “Bush”. - Ironically, the preacher was supposedly a “conservative”, but wouldn’t preach against voting for abortionist candidates for public office lest he insult his contributors. “Fellowshipping” was really an exercise in futility for the most part. I have never seen such mean and nasty attitudes and behaviors among a group that was supposed to be big “Christians” either. Again, not addressed by the pastor. - Another irony now is that they are also the type in general that wouldn’t vote for either a bi-racial man or a woman (even a Clinton)for President. I don’t know how they’re handling this situation; but I do know that their kind of people created the “Clinton” Dynasty, and now they’re getting what they evidently wanted.
Four years ago, at my former church, two of us tried to get people involved in supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment. The pastor didn't support what we were doing (didn't want to get involved in “politics” even though this was a clear moral issue). At the time I said, “Pastor, if this doesn't pass, one day there will be “gay marriage” in CA and it will be too late. Silence.
Some of it has to do with fear of the IRS, but we are to please God rather then man. We are in dire need of strong Godly leadership in the Church because it is greatly lacking.