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Evangelical Christians are the ones usually described as "right-wing" and according to this article, they're staying with McCain and the GOP. Mainline Protestants are not considered "right-wing" rather they are "middle-of-the-road" and haven't been a conservative bastion as much as Evangelicals have. I'm sure white guilt has a lot to do with these numbers, as well.
1 posted on 06/09/2008 6:08:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I’ve got 2 words that will negate this BS article: homosexuality and abortion.


2 posted on 06/09/2008 6:14:33 PM PDT by max americana
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Mainline Protestants are not considered "right-wing" rather they are "middle-of-the-road"...

Well, even "Mainline Protestants" are no monolithic voting block. I'm LCMS Lutheran and far more conservative than some ELCA "brothers". But much of this has to do with church hierarchy and not the flocks they oversee. I know a good number of ELCA Lutherans as conservative as I. They go to church for communion with God; not for political indoctrination. But I left the ELCA simply because I'm intolerant of such political incursion into my religious beliefs.

3 posted on 06/09/2008 6:16:56 PM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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“Mainline Protestant” where I come from equals (more than likely) old dead churches. But not necessarily. I know. I belong to one.


6 posted on 06/09/2008 6:32:33 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Salvation; NYer; narses

If Roman Catholics listen to our Pope, they won’t be voting for Obama.

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY
ON THE OCCASION OF THE STUDY DAYS ON EUROPE

Hall of Blessing
Thursday, 30 March 2006

“As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable. Among these the following emerge clearly today: the protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death; recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family — as a union between one man and one woman based on marriage…; and the protection of the rights of parents to educate their children.”

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2006/march/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20060330_eu-parliamentarians_en.html

And as Father Corapi said on EWTN over the weekend, those Catholic politicians who have voted for abortion should have been excommunicated.

And the only “poll” that matters comes 11/4.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


7 posted on 06/09/2008 6:36:41 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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“Mainline Protestants” are composed of churches that are liberal to begin with.


8 posted on 06/09/2008 6:38:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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**Roman Catholics, who have been traditionally associated with the Democratic Party, are now split evenly between the two parties. There are also party identification gaps between Latino and non-Latino Catholics. Among Latino Catholics, 57 percent tend to be Democrats, while only 15 percent tend to be Republicans. Among non-Latino Catholics, the gap is much narrower. 41 percent tend to be Democrats, while 38 percent tend to be Republicans**

Interesting numbers.

Any Catholic who votes for a dimocrat who supports any kind of abortion is committing a grave sin. They are basically excommunicating themselves. They need to vote pro-life.


10 posted on 06/09/2008 7:30:26 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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**the [Evangelical] group does not appear to be abandoning McCain: 57 percent of Evangelicals support McCain. However, their support for McCain does not match the levels President George W. Bush had during the 2004 election.**

Good news.


11 posted on 06/09/2008 7:31:36 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Right-wing Christians beginning to lean left (Misleading headline)

Catholics Debate Obama Vote

US Bishops Urge Voters to Give Priority to Life [Ecumenical]

Corralling the Catholic vote: Political necessity or pipe dream?

DOUG KMIEC: Catholic Reasons for Hope in the General Election

EDITORIAL: Why This Catholic Dreads the Campaign The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)

Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’

How Obama's Catholics Will Dodge the Infanticide Question

Catholic Pro-Life Leader Feuds With Barack Obama's "Catholic" Backers

McCain and the Pope: McCain cannot win in November without the Catholic vote (Reagan re-visited?)

Catholics Cannot Vote for Pols Who Support Abortion, Except for Morally Grave Reasons: KY Bishops

12 posted on 06/09/2008 7:33:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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57% of Latino Catholics favor the Democrats? I’m surprised it’s so low. Latinos in general tend to be socialists (”Take care of me, Big Brother!”). I’d have thought the number would be closer to 75%.


14 posted on 06/09/2008 7:47:56 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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How Christians can vote for the party that ridicules them and their beliefs, and is the party of atheists and muslim apologists, is beyond me. It’s like chickens voting for Col. Sanders.


15 posted on 06/09/2008 7:58:26 PM PDT by MNnice (Da ma Dakota)
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The REAL UNTOLD STORY IS THE STORY OF OBAMA’S EXTREMIST POSITIONS ON ABORTION, ETC.

How many Christians really know the extremism of obama on the issue. Obama is an anti-baby extremist who voted against outlawing a form of infanticide!
http://no-bama.blogspot.com/2008/06/obama-is-anti-baby-extremist.html


17 posted on 06/09/2008 8:44:14 PM PDT by WOSG (http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - co-bloggers wanted!)
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