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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

mlund Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 6:48 PM
The biggest problem is never rebutting the demonstrably false assertion that the Social Issues on the conservative platform are government intrusions. Abortion: The Government has created an artificial and un-scientific "non-human" class that can be slaughtered like chattel. Women's "Health": Nobody has a platform banning contraceptives, but forcing taxpayers to fund them and businesses to insure them is horrific. Fertility is not a disease. Gay "Marriage": Expanding privileges without a Public Interest - essentially discriminating against all partnerships that don't involve sex just to pander and "normalize" behavior contrary to Natural and Common Law. These are intrusions and usurpation that real Conservatives fight.
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...