For religious conservatives, election was a “disaster”
Fastest-growing segment of the religious voting category? “Unaffiliated”.
That includes atheists, agnostics, and (to be fair) religious people who don’t identify with any particular organized religion. That’s fine with me; it’s the organized groups like Moral Majority and Focus on the Family that cause the problems and divisiveness.
The major social issues of this campaign (women’s healthcare, abortion, same-sex marriage) were all raised by right-wing religious conservatives. They tried to use them as wedge issues, and as cowbells to wake up their base and scare them to the polls.
But we’ve reached the point in the demographic evolution of this country where they no longer have enough people on their side to make this type of tactic work. And I, as an “unaffiliated” myself, could NOT be happier. Now maybe we can focus on working on real issues, instead of wasting our time defending ourselves and our basic rights, against fundamentalism.
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY:
“Our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls and voted according to a contrary worldview.”
That is correct. Glad you figured that out. Hopefully you will learn the right lesson from this, and not just decide to double down and fight the future. You’re welcome to join us, we won’t hold the past against you.
Good on you for declaring that you will not hold the past against them. I hope to get there eventually. Today I’m really angry and it’s a good thing I didn’t happen to run into the Archbishop when I was out and about today.