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Where Republicans don't stack up to Evangelical Christian Values

in the words and standards set by well-known Evangelical preachers and leaders, there are really just a couple of "Evangelical" principles on which Republicans claim to hang their hat, abortion rights and now, LGBTQ issues. But on the basic principles, including the much maligned term "social justice" and on casting a ballot based on the character of the candidate, they fail and the standards by which they fail have been articulated by well-known evangelical leaders.

The section on character is particularly pointed.


Stupidity and Ignorance are Constitutionally Protected Rights.

But choices also have consequences.


An Evangelical Perspective on January 6th

There are religious doctrinal perspectives in this piece, but the point is being made that if you believe in core doctrines that are part of the Protestant, Evangelical tradition, participating in or supporting an insurrection is more than just "inconsistent" with what you claim to believe, it is antithetical to its core principles.


The way the media handles the issue of the "conservative religious right" and "white Evangelical Christians" leaves the misimpression that if you are a Democrat and you walk into an "Evangelical" church, you are on hostile ground. The "conservative religious right" does indeed have a large number of white Evangelicals in its make-up, but it also has a large number of conservative Catholics as well, since it is primarily organized around abortion rights, which is one of very few points on which they agree. But a large percentage of Evangelicals are not white. In fact, I'd venture to say that over half of those who are members of churches which fall under the "Evangelical" banner are not white, but African-American, Latino and Asian, and their churches are far from hostile territory for Democrats, and in fact, have worked through all of the politics and stances of "Trumpism" and by conviction, don't support him.
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