NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfull People Vote Against Their Own Benefit?

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfull People Vote Against Their Own Benefit? January 26, 2017

QuestionoftheweekThis is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.

In the last few weeks leading up to the inauguration of President Donald Trump there’s been rumbling in places like coal country (West Virginia and Kentucky) from those that voted for Trump against their own interests. Now they’re worried about losing Black Lung subsidies and their health insurance from the Affordable Care Act. The book ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is filled with examples of certain groups voting against the very things they need.

This is hardly the first time people have voted for someone who stands in diametric opposition to those things that will benefit them, and I suspect it will not be the last. Observed this very thing many times in my years at a Quiverfull Evangelical church, people voting for the very politicians that would do their family finances the most harm. Usually it was because the pol either opposed abortion or claimed to be a ‘Good Christian’ Why do you think this is? Is it merely because they are focused on the one issue, or have the political parties involved evoked enough fear of the other side?

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