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The Religious Right is Dead
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/7/12 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:07:12 AM PST by marshmallow

Guys – have a quick puff of your joint before heading down the aisle with your boyfriend. In addition to re-electing Obama, various American states voted to legalise dope and gay marriage. OK, so they weren't necessarily the same states, but you get the picture. Last night was a victory for secular liberal America – or, to put it another way, America's emerging secular liberal majority. The United States is still pious by European standards, but the gap is narrowing every year.

You cannot visit American bookshops without being struck by the popularity of atheist cheerleaders or agnostic self-help gurus; when I meet a young New Yorker or Californian I assume – as I would in Britain – that they don't go to church, have liberal positions on abortion and homosexuality and generally despise the conservative religious activism that, until so recently, had the power to elect presidents.

Two points worth noting about this election. First, the Religious Right – and how dated that phrase already sounds – united around a candidate who, by most standards, is not even a Christian.

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:07:15 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I agree completely. The party that booed God at its convention has just won a second term. We can’t deny it any further. We live in a post-Christian society.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:08:32 AM PST by Shadowfax
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To: Shadowfax

No. We are no longer in a society that thinks religion belongs in politics and the government. There’s a difference, as troubling as that might be to some.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:16:16 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Shadowfax

Candidates that tried to put rape in some sort of divine context lost.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:16:25 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Shadowfax

Look for the Catholic Church now to have its Emily Litella moment and go crawling back into the shadows in meek acceptance of the mandate. They will acquiesce to indirect funding of abortions, just as they have in Europe for over three decades.

Not once did I hear from any Catholic pulpit the appeal that it was our moral duty to vote against Obama. The “voter guides” we got on Sunday before the election were a muddy, muddled mess. Abortion, “social justice”, “immigration reform”...could not make heads or tails out of it.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:16:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marshmallow
First, the Religious Right – and how dated that phrase already sounds – united around a candidate who, by most standards, is not even a Christian.

I don't think it's been determined that even that happened.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:18 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: marshmallow

I believe we’re in the end times. Jesus Christ, come back soon! The good news for his believers is in the end, we win!


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:28 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: Shadowfax

Europe is just beginning to reap the joyful benefits of its deliberate detachment from God and Judeo-Christian principles.

When the collapse occurs, which will most likely occur within the next four years, and leads us into a global depression that makes the 1930’s look like the Roarin’ Twenties and eventually plunges us into another world war,

THEY and WE will go running back to God like children who were lost in a crowd when they finally find their father.

Don’t forget, we can still AFFORD to be prideful, atheistic humanists. Very soon, we will not be able to afford that luxury. And then all we will have left is the consent from government to behave as decadently as we want.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:54 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When the church becomes a social club and stops standing for anything, what do you expect? I drive by the smae church everyday with a rainbow flag outside that says: “God is still speaking.” I agree, but somehow I am hearing somethign different then they are. There will be a reckoning in the church, we have been lazy for too long.

This election is disapointing, but I also find myself inspired and more committed than ever to do the right thing, cling to Biblical principles, and keep the true Gospel within my heart and mind. I will choose candidates that have my values, win or lose.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:58 AM PST by CityCenter (Presidential terms are 4 years, eternity is forever.)
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To: All

No ad about the democrats booing God at their convention
No ad about Obama denying protection to babies that survive abortion attempt
No ad showing Obama supporting homosexual marriage which even in liberal Maryland was rejected by nearly 50% of the state.

Just total focus on jobs and spending...and what did it get us? Less votes than McCain got.

So now the answer is to further diminish the demoralize the base by reaching out to illegals, homosexuals, and drug advocates? LOL

Good luck with that.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: ScottfromNJ
I believe we’re in the end times. Jesus Christ, come back soon! The good news for his believers is in the end, we win!

And I believe that the many folks in the GOP who believe in nonsense like this has turned away a great many rational conservatives over the last 20 years. We've been "in the end times" since the dawn of time. Get over it and focus on reality and maybe we'll move forward as a conservative movement.
11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:49 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: marshmallow

God sees all and still reigns supreme. When the eternal Book is opened will your name be written in it for believing and standing on His Word no matter the opposition? This world is not our eternal home but people voted for either ungodliness or righteousness.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:51 AM PST by tflabo
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To: gotribe

Exactly. The problem is that extreme social conservatives dominate the GOP primary process, but are badly outnumbered in general elections.

Even those who self-identify as judeo-christian (e.g. cultural catholics, jews) are scared of social conservatives. Akin and others were just useful idiots used to reinforce these fears.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:39 AM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: marshmallow
You cannot visit American bookshops

True. This is because they've pretty much all gone out of business.

14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:53:18 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: icwhatudo

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As Dennis Prager says, there are two parties - the Dangerous Party and the Stupid Party.

We sat watching the ‘Pubbie’s Colorado campaign ads in disbelief...


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:25 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: whattajoke

“And I believe that the many folks in the GOP who believe in nonsense like this has turned away a great many rational conservatives over the last 20 years.”

Like who?


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:52 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: whattajoke
rational conservatives

Name three that won the GOP Primary for President since 1980.

Dole, Bush, Bush, McCain, and Romney are not true conservatives.

17 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Don’t forget, we can still AFFORD to be prideful, atheistic humanists. Very soon, we will not be able to afford that luxury.

I agree, so true...

18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:16 AM PST by RedMonqey (America: It was a good run. Last conservative, Please turn off the lights...)
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