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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Chries Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:53 PM
You're absolutely correct. Conservative Christians need to be Christian first and then conservative. Leftism and the welfare mentality have become a religion to a significant number of Democrat voters. Christians should concentrate on offering a religious replacement for those who have embraced the religion of leftism. Genuine, born-again Christianity is one of the best cures for liberalism.
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...