Peter O'Donnell wrote:Does anyone here believe that large numbers of evangelicals vote Liberal or NDP? My thought on this -- either it's fiction, or they have counted some liberal protestants as "evangelicals" because they are active in outreach programs (but declared social liberals).
I spent four years in an evangelical congregation in Peterborough and doubt that there were even five per cent who would vote anything but CHP or (at that time) Reform.
The number of young evangelicals who are for socialism is much much larger than most people realize. They want social justice as they state it and since there is not a viable party that supports their values on abortion and morals they feel quite comfortable voting for socialists. They see people like Harper as wanting to create a police state and reward their cronies on Bay St at the expense of the poor...and they are not so far off the mark.
I was at a BBQ last summer with a group of evangelical men and the conversation at one point turned to politics..... everyone one of them were socialists... I was very surprised not one person agreed with me on conservative thinking... and not one of them was under 40.
I work with a lot of evangelicals in their twenty's and early thirties, the vast majority of them lean left, "social Justice" is their focus in politics.
And some I know are not evangelicals in the 20s but older. I know of husband and wives being members of Baptist, Free Methodist, even Pentecostal churches who vote liberal both federally and provincially just about every election. I have a friend who is retired, a Baptist, who votes NDP...makes me want to
I know another man in his early 50s, works at a Christian rehab center near Ottawa ON, a real holy roller type, member of the Brethren Chruch(I'm not even sure of all their beliefs) and told me he votes liberal or NDP. This is a person who gives you the impression that God has placed a halo over his head but yet he is sympathetic towards islam, believes in pro-choice, hates Harper and his right wingers etc etc....confusing moron really to talk to in my opinion and in the end a person you want to walk away from or slap.
In my opinion, a lot of "Christians" have no social causes and have very weak political ideologies.