Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Teavangelicals Continue to Shock Mainstream Media

Although the mainstream media has reported the documentation that the Tea Party phenomenon was, from the start, a Christian movement of evangelicals and Catholics, each time the mainstream media report this conclusion, the reporters inevitably appear shocked of the facts -- no doubt because each report is buried away from popular view.

For background, read Proved: Tea Party Movement is Christian and also read Tea Party Fights: GOP War on Christianity as well as Registering Millions of Christians to Vote

The media and GOP establishment prefer to disregard some issues that are important to Teavangelicals, and don't even understand why a President Mitt Romney worries the Teavangelicals.

For sure, Teavangelicals Will Vote Against Abortion, Socialism

UPDATE 7/15/12: Are Teavangelicals ready to embrace Romney? (video):

-- From "5 Reasons ‘Teavangelicals’ matter" by Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor 6/27/12

It’s a match made in political heaven - evangelical Christians and the Tea Party. Starting in 2010, the two huge conservative flanks started coming together, forming what Christian Broadcasting Network Chief Political correspondent David Brody calls the "Teavangelical" movement.

Sure, the Tea Party was supposed to be all about money matters, its name an acronym for "taxed enough already." The conventional wisdom was that the group didn’t care much about social issues like gay marriage and abortion – those were the province of evangelicals.

But it turns out that the two groups overlap – a lot. That was one of the takeways from a Wednesday National Press Club panel I sat on that was tied the release of Brody’s new book, “The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America.”

The Tea Party may have disappeared from national headlines, but they’re active at the grassroots. Brody said that Teavangelicals are winning seats on school boards, city councils, and county commissions.

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From "Brody: 'Teavangelicals' Care about Social, Fiscal Issues" posted at Christian Broadcasting Network 6/28/12

Teavangelicals care about social issues, but Brody said the mainstream media often fails to report that they're also concerned about fiscal issues.

"They see it all through a biblical worldview as it relates to returning to fiscal responsibility," he said at the Press Club Wednesday.

"They go to Proverbs and they talk about how a good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children," Brody continued. "They talk about how the borrower is a slave to the lender. I can go on and on with Bible verses, but the point is that is exactly how they see the world."

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From "'The Teavangelicals' and the 2012 presidential election" Sean Hannity interviews David Brody, 7/2/12

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: How does this [impact] the 2012 presidential race?

DAVID BRODY, "TEAVANGELICALS" AUTHOR: Mitt Romney obviously needs the "Teavangelicals" in a big way to show up. . . . He's got to take a play out of Rick Santorum's playbook, combine fiscal issues, social issues, the declaration of independence, weaving it all in to this Judeo-Christian nation that we have here. If he can really talk about that, I think he's able to get a lot more "Teavangelicals" to the polls.

HANNITY: For any conservative, any Tea Party member, I just don't see who else they could possibly vote for in this election.

BRODY: Yes, but it not so much who they're going to vote for. . . . but will they bring a friend and organize? The "Teavangelicals" are the worker bees out there, you know that.

HANNITY: This is like the old Christian coalition?

BRODY: Very much so, but it's morphed into a much different venue if you will. This is what we talk about in the book.

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From "Dems push hot-button social issues in campaign attack ads" by Shannon Bream, 7/10/12

[Mitt Romney] very rarely addressed the culture wars.

This campaign season, it seems that Democrats are the ones pushing the social issues hot buttons. In addition to his proclamation in favor of same-sex marriage, the President's campaign is now also running attack ads on the subject of abortion. In the ads from both the Obama campaign and Planned Parenthood's Action Fund, Romney is accused of favoring a complete ban on abortion in all circumstances.

He actually supports exceptions in the case of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is threatened.

The Romney campaign has termed the ads "viciously negative and false" -- and nothing more than an attempt to divert attention from "disastrous" economic news. But the ads do contain quotes from Romney himself, vowing to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. The candidate apparently stands by that pledge.

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Also read Teavangelicals' Rally for Religious Freedom Ignored by Mainstream Media