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  •  This 29% (7+ / 0-)

    angry, embittered minority is going to force the GOP to implode, or they will become irrelevant.  OK with that, either way.

    I'm hoping that as the world changes, younger evangelicals realize that their faith no longer requires them to be assholes.  I still can't figure out how or why protestant christians around the country turned into such dead-enders with white identity politics.  Sure, there are always Elmer Gantry types, or their Joe Walsh political equivalents, but at some point it becomes untenable for a national political party to be run by these sorts of clowns

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:31:17 PM PST

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    •  look to their ministers (1+ / 0-)
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      locally most of the minister associations are in bed with the GOP

    •  The Southern Baptist Church split (0+ / 0-)

      with the Norther Baptist Church over slavery long before the Civil War. Northern Evangelicals never had such a strong investment in Curse of Ham theology in particular and racism in general, and many were dead set against it.

      It is worth noting, in addition, that the Southern Baptist Convention, afraid of shrinking to irrelevance (see The Incredible Shrinking Church, by Frank Page, a former President of the SBC) have embraced minorities, and have even elected themselves a Black President. A Fundamentalist Black President, but Black nonetheless. Curse of Ham doctrine is still popular in some of the smaller and nastier Baptist churches and some other Evangelical denominations. Along with those that go for God Hates Fags and God Wants You to Kill Abortion Doctors because It's the Culture of Life, Stupid.

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 04:03:27 PM PST

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