Why Christians Vote Republican Despite It All

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Rob Fall's picture

to me.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

G. N. Barkman's picture

This author understands the fundamental danger Democrats pose to all serious minded Christians.  Now perhaps some will better understand why most conservative Christians voted for Trump.  That was the only option that stood in the path of electing Hilary Clinton.  Voting for a third party candidate helped Clinton.  Refusing to vote helped Clinton.  Only a vote for Trump impeded the election of Clinton.  That's the way things work in the political realm.  We are to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  Its a shame that so many unbelievers are wiser, in their generation, than the children of light.

G. N. Barkman

Bert Perry's picture

The Babylon Bee spoofs the proposed California law

That noted, I'd argue that Dreher probably understates the degree of the problem when he says that the Democrats would do anything for their LGBT affiliates.  They can't possibly achieve majorities with this--and many black, hispanic, and Muslim constituents are not going to see this in a positive light unless the law is only very selectively enforced.  

What I think is really going on is not just support of LGBT causes, though that is a nice "vehicle" for their real goal.  Rather, I think that the progressive left desires an ever larger state, and they see the 1st and 2nd Amendments as bulwarks against those goals.  One might say that they are Hell-bent against religion and the family, and they're not entirely considering what might happen to them if they do manage to truncate the Bill of Rights and they don't end up on the winning side.

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Ron Bean's picture

I've been waiting for the Republicans to do something about abortion for over 30 years. Recently I looked with hope for them to address federal funding of Planted Parenthood. 

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

Bert Perry's picture

Ron Bean wrote:

I've been waiting for the Republicans to do something about abortion for over 30 years. Recently I looked with hope for them to address federal funding of Planted Parenthood. 

Keep in mind that the courts, especially those of the 9th Circuit, won't tolerate much in terms of federal regulation.  What's required is a majority of federal judges who believe that Roe was decided wrongly, and that meaningful state restrictions can be enacted.  And we're getting closer to that, though the ABA is increasingly politicizing its judicial recommendations.  Precedents that went the right way, at least in part, include Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Gonzales v. Carhart, and the like. Now we simply need to get the point across that cutting funding to abortion clinics does not violate the law.  As I noted elsewhere here, there is precedent that it's not necessary (Harris v. McRae), but it's not uniformly applied.

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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I don't "vote Republican," and never have. I vote conservative.... which is not to say I vote "conservative," since so many now claim the term but hold to few -- or none -- of its values and principles.

As for abortion, if you follow the news closely, you'll see that Republicans "do something about" it in one state or another nearly every week!