Gallup released a poll this week of 87,000 American adults and found that 49% who identify themselves as religious tend to support Republicans while 52% of the nonreligious tend to support the Democrats. This gap holds consistent across ethnic groups except for African Americans who overwhelmingly support Democrats irrespective of being religious or nonreligious.
Pollster Frank Newport concluded that “[f]rom a practical politics standpoint, Republicans face the challenge of expanding their party’s appeal beyond the minority of Americans who are very religious, and appealing to Hispanics and Asians given that even the most religious of these growing groups tilt Democratic, albeit not as much as others in these groups who are less religious. Democrats face the challenge of attempting to broaden their party’s appeal beyond the base of those who are moderately or nonreligious, a tactic that most likely will require effort to frame the party’s positions on social justice and equality issues in a way that is compatible with a high degree of religiousness.
Republicans have come short in highlighting the fact they are historically the party of abolitionists, Abraham Lincoln, anti-“Jim Crow” and anti-lynching. Prior to the late 1950s-1960s, that’s the party most blacks rooted for. Unfortunately, the Republicans have allowed liberals into prominent places within their party who masquerade as conservatives in attempts to divide and conquer for the sake of the New World Order. Most blacks have now drunk the Kool-Aid of the Demo(n)cratic liberals who secretly support eugenics via abortion, socialism, and other policies like welfare that have historically hindered true progress within the African American community. Yet they claim to be progressive.
Policies from both parties in office have served to weaken American exceptionalism for the past several decades and I would guess that much of it is the result of their allegiances to globalist secret societies who despise American exceptionalism. Their aim is to make the Western Hemisphere (and ultimately the whole world) like ancient Israel was before they were destroyed by Babylon. When Israel became godless, like America and the Western Hemisphere are becoming, God removed their exceptionalism to the point where they lacked good leadership in every sector of society and let them reap what they had sown for decades. Isaiah 3 gives a perfect account of what happened:
1For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
Is this what we want?
Frank Newton, Religion Remains a Strong Marker of Political Identity in U.S., Gallup Politics, July 28, 2014.
Napp Nazworth, Gallup: ‘God Gap’ Persists; Very Religious Are Mostly Republican; Non-Religious Are Mostly Democrat, Christian Post, July 31, 2014.
Harry A. Gaylord