|You CANNOT reach out to or reason with Christian conservatives
It's quite pointless, I've tried personally with family members, and there is simply no changing their minds about anything modern. They lock up their minds inside a little wall they've built, a wall of hatred, paranoia, illiterate Biblical literalism. You can't reach them in there, they feel safe there, and they aren't coming out from behind that wall.
I became alarmed when ronnie reagan courted the newly formed Christian coalition, at the same time the Jesus freak movement began, and the wave of born again-ism swept over the elections, gaining more momentum, seeping deeper into our government, they began systematically sneaking in the whackos, who then reveal themselves to be American Christian zealots who want this nation to be literally 'under God'.
If you've never known one of these types, and you're lucky enough not to have them in your own family, it might be hard to understand how they think, hard to wrap your mind around the things they believe, and more terrifyingly, hard to grasp exactly what they have in mind for America, for you and I.
todd akin of course is one of them, currently in our government, snuck in by toning down his crazy beliefs till after he's been elected. His only crime was letting slip what most of the gop all think among themselves but are never supposed to say in public. The republicans STILL want the whacko Christian vote, even though the crazier ones have got the dinosaur repubs by their little boy parts.
These people are usually just fine in every day life, they're our friends, relatives and neighbors, but we damned sure don't want them in a Democratic government, controlling our lives, molding our futures to their bizarre ideas. Church and state, SEPARATE, from now on, forever, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice FOR ALL.