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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

ReddestNeck Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:03 PM
You know jolly well that "gay marriage" is a punking attack on an institution that is at least millennia-old if it doesn't date back to the very appearance of homo sapiens (which is not homosexuals). As an unacceptable new challenge, it is recognized. They don't want to just prance around of themselves, which they could already do. They want to force the whole society to treat them as married. And as science itself has opened up more and more windows on the not-yet-born, it becomes even clearer if it wasn't already clear that abortion is a horrendous mistake.
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...