Sunday, October 26, 2008

It’s official: church-going will make you vote McCain

Cranmer is amused, though not surprised, to learn that a recent survey reveals that support for the McCain-Palin ticket is proportionate to one’s church-going commitment. Senator Obama rates poorly among white Evangelical Protestants who attend church at least once a week - just 17% of this group support him. By contrast, 37% of white Evangelicals who attend services less frequently support him.

When it comes to observant white Roman Catholics, Senator Obama and Senator McCain are neck-and-neck at 45% each. But Senator Obama has a clear lead among those who attend Mass infrequently (53% to 38%). So Joe Biden’s brand of pick-n-mix Catholicism and Barack Obama’s nebulous liberalism are attractive to part-time Christians of all hues.

Cranmer has no figures on Synagogue-attending Jews, though he understands that the Obama-Biden ticket is expected to attract 80% of the Jewish vote. And he is quite certain that among Mosque-attending Muslims the Senator’s rating is stratospheric.

It is intriguing that Senator Obama's support is strongest amongst the apostate and recalcitrant, and that he attracts the recusants and heretics. One wonders to which God he prayed to be made a servant.

13 Comments:

Anonymous the anonymous one said...

So, if a true representation, what does that REALLY say about the American 'white evangelicals'?

26 October 2008 at 11:21  
Anonymous oiznop said...

I'm more bemused by what this says about black Protestants!

94% support Obama and just 2% McCain. Is it just tribal affiiation? Don't they know he's only half black? Are they just voting Democrat because he's not white? Don't they care about any of his policies? Do they actually know any? Do they care?

26 October 2008 at 11:37  
Blogger Holy Smoke said...

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops prepared a document to inform US Catholics of faithful citizenship. The document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States states "A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who takes a position in favor of an intrinsic evil, such as abortion or racism, if the voter’s intent is to support that position. In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil... There may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate’s unacceptable position may decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons. Voting in this way would be permissible only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil."

This poll would indicate the Bishops' document has fallen on deaf ears. This should be a wake-up call that the Church needs to be reformed. The word of God is not being communicated.

26 October 2008 at 11:56  
Blogger Stefan said...

Protestant churches, black or white, are completely null and utterly void, so actually more "church" goers vote Obama.

I do not think the producers of the survey understand that the Anglican Communion is part of the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, even if it be not under the thumb of the Bishop of Rome. I would be interested to see how Episcopals plan to vote.

Your Grace, as ever, I beseech you, ora pro nobis.

26 October 2008 at 14:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church is the United States needs to be reform and kick all the pro-choice out of the church because they don't belive in the Churche's teaching. They think because they go to church they are catholics? You cannot be a catholic and vote for Obama that wants to murder the unborn.

26 October 2008 at 15:29  
Anonymous Catholic for Obama said...

O yes you can.

26 October 2008 at 16:02  
Anonymous Roman Catholic Priest said...

To "catholic for obama":

NO YOU CAN'T!!!!

26 October 2008 at 16:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catholic for Obama. Don't worry you don't vote for Obama or McCain, but for 'state electors' who choose the Pres. So Catholics who are Tory members in Newton Abbot should vote for anti-abortion, RC, Liberal Democrat MP Richard Younger-Ross at the next GE.

26 October 2008 at 16:49  
Anonymous Catholic for Obama said...

O YES YOU CAN

26 October 2008 at 18:14  
Anonymous anon anon said...

During the last year or so, while on certain doggie-walks in the US, I used to talk to an intelligent white lady, a nurse who was of German extraction and Roman Catholic. She was convinced that Obama would become President.

She could see, as anyone can, the extraordinary response to him - and she knew, firsthand, the racism and hatred that informs so many African Americans. For my part, I saw every day the Marxism that informs the students.

I dare not publish what she thought would happen once BO became president - she could have been wrong, and in any case she recently committed suicide.

26 October 2008 at 19:48  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

Obama will do what George Bush wanted to do but never could: Criminalise opposition to his policies, invade Pakistan, create fanatical youth movement to persecute the heretics and fight for "Freedom".

26 October 2008 at 23:01  
Blogger McKenzie said...

God Bless America!

God help the rest of us!

27 October 2008 at 01:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Poor James and the Swamp Crows say

Obama No Merci Beaucoup

27 October 2008 at 23:19  

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