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Evangelical Vote Shifting Democratic, Poll Indicates - Features - Christian living - Christianity.com
This further suggests that christianity is not homogeneous, which it would have to be at least to an extent to be political. Most people in the US are christian, which means they make up large portions of both political parties, plus smaller parties, and make up large portions of many opposing organizations(say pro and anti abortion groups).Poll data from the March 4 primary in Ohio show that more than four out of ten white evangelical Christians cast their vote for a Democratic candidate. According to the liberal groups that sponsored the poll, the data indicate that white evangelicals are interested in a broad range of issues and are shifting their voting behavior.
Further information: http://www.publicreligion.org/object...l%20Report.pdf
Again, wildly divergent political beliefs all under the umbrella of Christianity. In this case, it is even looking at politically active Christians, and finds them not a single force.The 2009 Religious Activist Surveys were conducted by the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron in partnership with Public Religion Research. These first ever comparative surveys of conservative and progressive religious activists find them to be faithful, engaged, and divergent.
I would definitely say that to describe the evangelical movement as political in nature is not a misnomer by any stretch of the imagination, and other sects, such as Catholicism, have a long history of the same.
Catz, the point you are missing is that even if Christians did want to use their religion in politics - and I maintain that most of them do not - that would not make Christianity a primarily political thing, any more than race is a primarily political thing because blacks all voted for Obama.