Which Moral Issues?
Mention morals, or values, and you might have visions of some wild-eyed preacher foaming at the mouth over abortion and gay marriage.
But a new survey shatters these stereotypes, as well as revealing Karl Rove-Goebbels’ brilliance at pushing conservative “moral” issues to the center of the stage while taking “unfavorable” issues off the table.
The survey asked people to rate thirteen issues as “very important,” “somewhat important” or “not important.” The three issues named most important were child abuse (89%), spousal abuse (77%) and hunger (71%).
At the bottom of the list were same-sex marriage (38%), homosexuality (31%) and gambling (18%).
My post of February 9th, Green Christians reported that 52% of Evangelical Christians support strict environmental regulations.
It’s becoming more and more clear that no political party or philosophy has a monopoly on morals or values. It further highlights Rove-Goebbels’ shrewdness at defining the 2004 election in terms of gay marriage and abortion, while keeping all other moral issues off the radar.
The Democrats need to find some campaign managers who are capable of pushing the environment, corporate crime, and economic suffering to the center of the stage. Let’s hope there’s somebody out there who can do this.