Posted by swamphawk22 on 11/30/2012 12:14:00 AM (view original):
1 43%of Americans attend church and 85% consider themselves Christian.
2 It isnt that the kids of today are going to get old and keep all their same values. When people get old they move to the right.
3 When people are asked about social issues it appears that it isnt a winning issue. In reality though almost no on votes on pro-choice and pro gay marraige as a main issue. There are scores of poeple who vote Abortion above all else.
A) 43% is a minority, as I stated
B) 43% is still inflated by the Christmas and Easter Christians, who I for one don't count
C) Yes, people move to the right as they age, but not as dramatically as the Republican strategists would like to believe. Do you honestly believe there isn't more support for gay marriage now than 10, 20, 40, or 80 years ago? States have now approved it by referendum. I'm not sure any state would have given it a 20% yes vote 80 years ago, maybe not 40 years ago. Even 10 years ago the general public found it distasteful. You don't think there's a gradual social shift towards the left going on in this country that the Republican Party hasn't adapted to?
It's time for the GOP to take the pragmatic approach to social policy. So maybe I hate abortions. Then I'll discourage my wife, my daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc from getting one. But if someone who wants to get an abortion who I don't know or personally care about has one, how is that my problem? Am I going to Hell just because somebody somewhere in my country did something I think is morally wrong? 'Cause if so I'm done for anyway. And realistically, how does it delegitimize my marriage if two dudes somewhere get married? Do I now love and respect and care for my wife, and vice versa, less than if those two men weren't married? Is our bond weaker? Are we less committed to one another? No, it just makes me angry because I arbitrarily hate the gays because THEY are going to Hell. Tough luck for me.