Friday, September 30, 2011

Republicans, Evangelicals, and You

After my last posting regarding the division of Church and State, I thought it may be interesting to “google” the words “GOP and Christian Evangelicals. The reason being is that only hours after my last posting, I tuned into the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Low, and behold, she had a guest who was a member of the Sothern Christian Evangelical Movement from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.
His name is Frank Schaeffer, and he has written a number of books on the calculated effort by Evangelicals to invade and take over the Republican Party. According to Mr. Schaeffer, this movement intends on the creation of  a Church State; a Nation we like to call The United States of America. The interview with Rachel was short and sweet, but Mr. Schaeffer did get the message across, loud and clear, regarding these intentions and the amount of progress they have made to date. Not even in my most skeptical moments would I have thought that such a movement had gained so much ground as to be a clear and present danger to our Democracy. This is scary stuff!


1.   GOP                      Grand Old Party (Republican)

2.   Christian               (1): (a) one who professes belief in the teachings of  Jesus Christ (b) disciple  (2): a member of one of the Churches of Christ separating from the Disciples of Christ in 1906 (3): a member of the Christian denomination having part in the union of the United Church of Christ concluded in 1961
3.   Evangelical           1: of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels
4: protestant         3: emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual:
(a)capitalized: of or relating to the Evangelical Church in Germany: (b)often capitalized: of, adhering to, or marked by fundamentalism : fundamentalist
5: marked by militant or crusading zeal : evangelistic <the evangelical ardor of the movement's leaders — Amos Vogel>

Basic Google search:   the GOP and Christian Evangelicals – just the first page!
1] Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
Dominionism is therefore a tendency among Protestant Christian evangelicals and fundamentalists that encourages them to not only be active ...
2] Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP? - Pew Research Center
Cached - SimilarYou +1'd this publiclEvangelicals and the Republican Party. Evangelical Christians have been a powerful force in American politics at many points in the nation's ...
3] Huckabee: Evangelical Christians Now Have a Chance to Lead GOP
SimilarYou +1'd this publicFormer Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee touted his candidacy Saturday as a chance for evangelical Christians to lead the Republican ...
4]Religion and Politics in the United States: Nuances You Should Know
One study found that 40 percent of the total vote for Bush in 2000 came from Christian Evangelicals, making it the largest single voting bloc in the Republican ...
5]Evangelical pastors jump into the 2012 political fray - Los Angeles ..
Rick Perry and Bachmann, contenders for the GOP nomination, are openly appealing to evangelical Christian voters as they blast President
6] Romney Faces Challenge in Battling Perry for Evangelical Support ...
WhileGOP candidate Mitt Romney's evangelical support seems stronger than in 2008 when it ... By Stephanie Samuel | Christian Post Reporter ...
It is strongest in the South, where it comprises the core of the Republican Party. ... Although evangelicals constitute the core constituency of the Christian right, ...
8]Tony Perkins Says Evangelicals Could Support Any of The Leading ...
Evangelical Christiansand social conservatives have traditionally been an important base of support for Republicans, arguably reaching an...Cached
Subtitle: When the list of key speakers at the Republican Convention was released, Gay advocates squealed with delight while Evangelical Christian leaders
Subtitle: When the list of key speakers at the Republican Convention was released, Gay advocates squealed with delight while Evangelical Christian leaders
11]Bachmann says she is "comeback kid Michele Bachmann (R-MN), speaks at the California Republican Party fall ...told evangelical Christians on Wednesday that she would be "the comeback kid" in ...I am an Evangelical Christianand have seen the light. The modern day republican party will say anything to get our vote, but we are not at the ...

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