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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:10 PM
Trog the reason I brought it up is because Marie disputed my statement of facts concerning the holidays upcoming. As you know, & I have proven I do not knowingly state facts which are untrue.
Troglodite Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:20 PM
I was not criticizing you so much as pouring oil on the waters. I would, by the way, question your assertion that Easter is a pagan holiday "by proxy" unless it is celebrated the Sunday after Easter. The reasons why Easter is celebrated when it is are of antiquarian interest, especially if and when Christian denominations squabble about when it should be celebrated, but not much more. Marie can rest easy: she is worshipping the Risen Christ, not Ishtar.
One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can.

There has been increasing hostility toward Christian involvement in politics, and the animus hasn't been solely from the left. To be sure, Democrats have taken the lead, demonizing conservative Christians as science-challenged scolds who don't care about women's "reproductive rights," but there is plenty of antipathy from certain elements within the Republican Party, as well.

Many establishment and some libertarian Republicans have long looked upon Christian conservatives with mild, condescending...