Social conservatism refers to conservative values on non-fiscal matters, such as the promoting defense of marriage, opposition to abortion, opposition to homosexuality, and promoting common sense Christian values. The views of social conservatives and religious conservatives often overlap.
Social conservatism can be contrasted with the marriage-destroying, homosexual-agenda pushing, atheistic, baby-murdering social liberalism that the Democrat party is so fond of. Libertarians also oppose social conservatism in some extent whenever social conservatism advocates government intervention for its goals. Some moderates and pragmatists within the Republican Party in the U.S. also believe some of the social conservative ideas, such as restrictions on contraceptives, are not practical in today's society.