'''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. [[Libertarian]]s 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. Neoconservatives, particularly those of the [[George W. Bush|Bush]] variety, oppose various forms of social conservatism.