Just read this article and it leads to something thats been going on in my thinking recently in that I feel that there is a cultural shift going on
right now within the conservatives of America.
I see it with my own parents, two christian conservatives. I was over for brunch on Valentines day and my mom made some comment regarding the
conversation which was not political. She said something something "just use imminent domain" something something. My dad quickly said in a stern
voice yet low volume, "let's not talk about politics".
He likes Trump and my my mom likes Cruz.
My dad's the intellectual, scientist, renaissance man and my mom was more traditionally raised in the south. Church, Jesus, etc. She's cool though-
don't get me wrong. anyways...
I see it all around and on the internet and I really can see this shift where the conservatives are moving the line over a little closer, actually a
lot closer to the left.
Donald Trump, a thrice-married multi-billionaire who is not averse to cussing and once said he was pro-choice, has found an unlikely army of
support ahead of Saturday’s hotly contested South Carolina primary: evangelical Christians.
Trump is leading among evangelical Christian voters with 31 percent in the latest Fox News poll, reflecting an unusual splintering of religious
conservatives in a race that has been anything but predictable.
“I’ve been in politics for a while, I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Nate Leupp, co-chair of the Republican Party of Greenville and a
self-described evangelical voter. “People are getting upset with each other.”
But now there seems to be a schism among more traditionalist evangelicals like Leupp who is “stunned” that his peers are supporting a divorcee
with “a foul mouth, a lack of morals,” and the more new age, Pentecostal Christians who see Trump as a man who has sinned but can be saved.
Pretty crazy stuff.
I have been seeing this trend all of my life and imagine it's always been there.
You can see it just in the past 20 years with the churches, one of the main underlying foundations of conservatism. Churches now accept this or that
trend in culture that they would have not under any circumstances have accepted a couple of decades ago.
Entertainment as well has guided and fed off this direction that half of this country could be on.
Everything is becoming homogenized around us and the conservative party is no different.
Will this come down to Cruz the evangelical vs Trump the new conservative?
Leupp agrees voters are angry and that there are many evangelicals who are willing to overlook their own moral -- and political -- principles to
vote for Trump.
Evangelicals want a winner. “They use that to justify their ‘we don’t need a person with a record, it’s time to back a person without a
The fact that Fox News is putting up this piece is more mind control warfare.
This paints this narrative as an image of acceptance and gives LIV a channel to swim down.
edit on 19-2-2016 by EmmanuelGoldstein because: (no reason given)