It sounds from your posts they should not matter that much.But to me they inform how you relate to the world and your most important values.Pope Francis is trying but it’s like he’s Obama with a Republican congress.And 3 presidential contenders stood on a stage with an evangelical minister who advocates rounding up all the gays and killing them. I understand it’s not easy to give up, but my sons went to see Spotlight and stayed up all night discussing it. A man who thinks sexuality is a choice or that he would feel uncomfortable around my son is not for me and I don’t see a way around this.
You don’t consider the idea that politics (like sexuality) isn’t just binary, but a broad spectrum. She believes in the same exact values that you and I espouse.
How could I possibly date a Republican when our most important values clash? I don’t expect their families to believe as I do, but they can’t support Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
I can’t overlook that in this political climate given the opposition’s current rhetoric. And how would they feel when I canvas on Saturdays or host the Clinton campaign holiday party at my house?
They are bright, socially liberal, moderate-tempered people who vote Republican because they offer lower taxes, believe in smaller government, and blindly support Israel.
These are good people who are highly educated, happily married “job creators” here in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and while they’re uncomfortable with the official party platform, they vote with their wallets.