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Is the Evangelical Left Fizzling

"Evangelicals in the pews seem to be as conservative as ever, offering little support to the liberal legislative agendas of their ostensible spokespersons." -- Mark Tooley, IRD President

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberal hopes for increasing political support from evangelical Christians are not materializing, according to data from the most recent midterm elections and issue polls.

Legislation championed by the Evangelical Left, such as global warming regulation, loosened immigration controls and Obamacare, is either stalled or increasingly unpopular among evangelicals in the pews.

1 posted on 12/20/2010 11:07:40 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Simple. They didn’t have any respect for them.


2 posted on 12/20/2010 11:12:02 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Libloather

Despite making abortion and homosexuality the two main planks of the Liberal worldview, the Left has somehow not managed to convince Evangelicals to vote for Democrats. How odd.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 11:15:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather

Are they really forgetting about courting the Evangelicals, or just re-grouping to use them again as a potential voting block in 2012? Think of how much easier their lies will be to court Evangelicals when they shut down conservative media outlets. We will see...


5 posted on 12/20/2010 11:18:08 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: Libloather
I recall this discussion years ago, the basic idea was that the southern/midwest white conservative christian male voter would “come around” and vote for the left as they offered economic security thru the union movement.

Therefore the white men would have to choose between providing for their family and the social liberalism downside (abortion, marriage, immigration) of liberalism and that he would choose the left. The left made moves to make themselves “palatable” to these voters.

Time will tell, not sure the final verdict is in, but I always thought this was a pipe dream. But if times get really tough I guess we will see.

schu

6 posted on 12/20/2010 11:18:08 AM PST by schu
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To: Libloather

The Left is saying ‘no’ to religion and ‘yes’ to ‘no labels’.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 11:32:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather
For a while I was thinking that the Cathoclic religion was going to be okay in the NWO because Pope John Paul II was allowed to address the UN. Then I saw a renewed effort by our Government to crush Christianity and I no longer have those hopes.

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December 2, 2002: FOX show, Boston Public shows the evil of the Church, and any organized religion as a cult. "At first, it was just wrestling. Then, he began rubbing me," confesses a poor student, victim of the Church. FOX fulfills its New World Order agenda by demonizing religion today.

November 15, 2002: Washington Post, page A02, Prelates Fear Scandal Drowning Out Voice "As the United States moved toward a possible war with Iraq, the leaders of America's largest religious denomination this week questioned the ethical grounds for a preemptive attack. Yet the statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was all but drowned out by the church's sex abuse scandal."

November 13, 2002: Washington Post, page A09, Bishops Preparing Iraq Position "After months at the center of the church's sex abuse scandal, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston presided over the nation's Roman Catholic bishops yesterday as they began shaping a statement questioning the morality of a preemptive U.S. war on Iraq."

November 12, 2002: New York Times, Bishops Seek to Reclaim Authority "Sadly, even among the baptized," Bishop Gregory said, "there are those at extremes within the church who have chosen to exploit the vulnerability of the bishops in this moment to advance their own agendas. One cannot fail to hear in the distance -- and sometimes very nearby -- the call of the false prophet, `Let us strike the shepherd and scatter the flock.' "

September 8, 2002: NPR hosts "loyal priest," Hugh Bruns, who charges that: "Since January, the Catholic Church has looked more and more like another sleazy reality TV program....Like it or not, our American system...offers Catholics a model... Trust in the Church hierarchy is in tatters right now, nobody wants to hear what the Bishops have to say about anything. Not about war with Iraq..." Go to story or using Real Audio online listen to whole NPR story,

9 posted on 12/20/2010 11:39:30 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Libloather

Stupid Christians...don’t they realize how much money Obama could funnel to them if only they would give up their principles and adjust their doctrines to support him?

/ sarcasm


10 posted on 12/20/2010 11:41:45 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Libloather

Demonrats are UNGODLY!!! They’re from a different kingdom - the below kingdom.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:15 PM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Libloather
"Evangelicals in the pews seem to be as conservative as ever, offering little support to the liberal legislative agendas of their ostensible spokespersons." -- Mark Tooley, IRD President"

That is because those that tried to claim an Evangelical mantle, from which to promote acceptance of the Left's agenda, NEVER did speak for the majority of Evangelicals.

One would have thought the process of promoting Left-leaning Evangelicals was to show non-Evangelicals that Evangelicals were not really, on the whole "Conservative". That was never what they were doing.

The Left, particular the media wing of the Left, trotted out their Left-Leaning "evangelicals" in an attempt to sell Leftist ideas as NOT RADICAL among Evangelicals themselves - especially from 2004 on - using the fraud that the "Evangelicals" they promoted actually spoke for Evangelicals - as if to say: "see, if you're Evangelical its O.K. to believe as the Left does". Evangelicals themselves were always the target audience in that agenda.

It was always a fraudulent process from the get go.

15 posted on 12/20/2010 1:58:00 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Libloather

How did Shakespeare put it? “A skunk by any other name would stink as bad”? Something like that :)

The skunk is the Democratic Party, and the stink is their programs, policies, ideologies, and yes, leaders.

I think most Christians are aware of the differences between God’s commands and the preferences of the Democrats. There is no moral reason for theft, homosexuality, abortion, promiscuity, and the worship of Mammon.


16 posted on 12/20/2010 2:07:19 PM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Libloather

Baby-butchering is pretty hard to evangelize upon....


17 posted on 12/20/2010 2:09:43 PM PST by mo
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To: Libloather

Can’t mix up Obama with progressives. Obama may be religious but the progressives would rather wallow in abortion, homosexual acceptance, DADT, and the like. Progressives seem totally warped when it comes to morals.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 2:18:09 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Libloather
In the 2008 presidential election, Obama’s message seemed to resonate with religious people who had not, in recent years, gravitated toward the Democratic Party.

NOPE. Republicans pointedly betrayed the Christian Right, subverting Value Voters for SaddleBack, and offering up candidates who, for the first time, did not embrace Life. Without the solid support of Life, there is little in the Republican agenda to attract (keep) Christians.

22 posted on 12/20/2010 2:38:06 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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