Essay: American politics: Evangelicals and conservative Catholics vs. secular leftists. The evangelicals and conservative Catholics have won the culture war and are gaining traction in a bigger way

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SCOTUS to dump Roe v. Wade: Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade According to Leaked Draft Opinion.

The ideological battle within American politics of evangelicals and conservative Catholics vs. secular leftists was a big battle after the sexual revolution in the 1960s occurred. The evangelicals and conservative Catholics have won and are gaining traction in a bigger way. If you doubt me, you will become a true believer in this notion after Roe vs. Wade is overturned in 2022. Nearly all the U.S. Supreme Court justices who are ruling against Roe are Catholics who attended Catholic high schools and one of them went to a Catholic university (Amy Coney Barrett went to Notre Dame).

And who have been the most ardent pro-life advocates right from the beginning of the pro-life movement? Catholics. When I did some consulting work for a pro-life organization, a very large percentage of the people that I worked with were Catholics.

Biden is letting a lot of Mexicans and Latin Americans into the USA as illegal immigrants and judging by the masses Hispanics are leaving the Democratic Party that is not going to fix the Democratic Party over the long term - especially if the wall is completed if Trump becomes president in 2024. Most of Latin America is anti-abortion - especially at the local level (Most of the individual states in Mexico are anti-abortion due to the influence of the Catholic church). Latin America is not a bastion of feminism either judging by the prevalence of machismo-like attitudes among Latin American men.

Protestants have played a role in the defeat of Roe vs. Wade too. For example, Donald Trump is a Protestant who appointed the 3 U.S. Supreme Court justices who went to Catholic high schools and evangelicals played a large part as far as Donald being elected. And in Latin America and among Hispanic Americans evangelicalism is growing rapidly.

The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann wrote in his 2010 book Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? concerning the culture war in America:

High evangelical fertility rates more than compensated for losses to liberal Protestant sects during the twentieth century. In recent decades, white secularism has surged, but Latino and Asian religious immigration has taken up the slack, keeping secularism at bay. Across denominations, the fertility advantage of religious fundamentalists of all colours is significant and growing. After 2020, their demographic weight will begin to tip the balance in the culture wars towards the conservative side, ramping up pressure on hot-button issues such as abortion. By the end of the century, three quarters of America may be pro-life. Their activism will leap over the borders of the 'Redeemer Nation' to evangelize the world. Already, the rise of the World Congress of Families has launched a global religious right, its arms stretching across the bloody lines of the War on Terror to embrace the entire Abrahamic family."[1]

Kaufmann wrote in his academic paper Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Today, values play a more important role in fertility behaviour, throwing the contrast between religious pronatalism and secular low-fertility individualism into relief. Over several generations, this process can lead to significant social and political changes. Early Christianity’s exponential rise during its gestation period from 30 to 300 A.D. has been traced to its superior demography (fertility, mortality and female sex ratio), which maintained a rate of growth similar to contemporary Mormonism: 40 percent per decade. For Christians, this led to a jump from 40 converts to 6 million inside three centuries. (Stark 1996) Christianity became the religion of an empire and a continent. In the United States, conservative sects increased their share of white Protestantism from roughly a third to two-thirds during the twentieth century – largely on the back of higher fertility. On the other hand, sects like the Shakers and Cathars, which permitted entry only through conversion, rapidly faded from the scene. Demographic religious revival is a medium and long-term phenomenon, but awareness of shifting population composition can lead to political soul-searching and instability well before the full impact of demographic change takes place. This is clear in ethnically-tense societies like Israel, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Lebanon, Cote D’Ivoire or Assam.[2]

Concerning Glenn Youngkin's win in his 2021 Virginia governor's race, Jeff Greenfield wrote at Politico:

In the Virginia governor’s race, pundits have been calling Tuesday night’s Republican win — depending who you listen to — a referendum on President Joe Biden, a verdict on the Democrats’ performance in Congress or the result of a smart Republican strategy for handling former President Donald Trump.

But it’s just as reasonable to credit what’s been happening right in the middle of Virginia.

The state has been stirred by a wave of local unrest, with protests at school board after school board, a very local version of a big national argument stirred up by right-wing media and grassroots groups.

And that suggests the real lesson for Republicans on Tuesday. One of their most powerful political assets is alive and well: the power of cultural issues over policies.

In the broadest sense, “cultural” matters have been challenging and bedeviling Democrats for well over half a century... These issues helped win Republicans the presidency in five out of six presidential contests from 1968 to 1988; only the post-Watergate fallout took Jimmy Carter to a narrow electoral win in 1976.[3]

On July 24, 2019, due to religious immigration to the United States and the higher fertility rate of religious people, Eric Kaufmann wrote in an article entitled Why Is Secularization Likely to Stall in America by 2050? A Response to Laurie DeRose: "Overall, the picture suggests that the U.S. will continue to secularize in the coming decades. However, a combination of religious immigration, immigrant religious retention, slowing religious decline due to a rising prevalence of believers among the affiliated, and higher native religious birth rates will result in a plateauing of secularizing trends by mid-century." [4]

Darel E. Paul wrote at the First Things website:

Even without demographic models, survey data since the 1970s show that the percentage of Americans with a “strong” religious affiliation has not declined at all; it is the “weak” that have turned into “nones.” Moreover, immigration brings primarily religious people from the Global South into the Global North. In his earlier book, Kaufmann predicted that America’s secular high-water mark will occur around 2030; in Western Europe, no later than 2070. In Kaufmann’s view, religious identity will largely overpower ethnic identity a century hence, “with seculars and moderates of all backgrounds lining up against the fundamentalist sects.”[5]

Liberals and secular leftists love to build castles in the air which have no foundation. Two of the more farcical examples is the mythical existence of abortion rights which they alleged existed in the U.S. Constitution and the foolish fantasy of abiogenesis (see: Origin of life).

What did Jesus say about building houses which lack solid foundations?

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!" - Jesus (Matthew 7:24-27 NRSVA).

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!" - Jesus (Matthew 7:24-27 NRSVA).

Woke/liberal/leftist companies largely silent on Roe vs. Wade upcoming reversal

After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis punished the Disney Corporation for publicly objecting to their law that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade and the Disney stock plunged, woke corporations have largely been transformed from woke roaring lions into timid, woke silent lambs.

Corporations are largely staying silent on the upcoming overturning of Roe vs. Wade.

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