Christian conservatives and Republicans in general have been criticized for waging the so-called “culture wars,” making political issues out of abortion, gay marriage, and other divisive moral issues. But now it’s the Democrats who are raising those divisive issues.
At the Republican National Convention, hardly anything was said about abortion or gay marriage. But at the Democratic National Convention, speakers wouldn’t shut up about the goodness of abortion and gay marriage.
It sounds like both sides believe being pro-life and pro-traditional marriage are losing propositions. The Democrats apparently think they can win voters by emphasizing the Republicans’ official stance on these issues.
Are they right? Have conservatives lost the “culture wars”? Or are Democrats over-reaching? Should Republicans be more assertive about their usual pro-life, pro-traditional-family stand? Or would that doom their chances and put the Democrats in power?