The Values Voters Summit is a convention of Christian political activists that takes place in Washington, D. C., each year. This weekend the various Republican presidential candidates came hat in hand. After their presentations, a straw poll was conducted. The winner with 37% of the vote? Ron Paul.
Such a large percentage of Christian conservatives are favoring the libertarian who wants to legalize drugs and prostitution? Some are saying the poll was skewed by Paul supporters who crashed the party. And yet, I can see this. I know quite a few Christian political activists and a lot of them, including some on this blog, favor Paul.
What I am seeing is that the Christian right, political ideology, and politics itself are all getting more complicated than they used to be. And that’s a good thing.