This is from exit polls and not actual votes but holy cow:
It's white evangelicals vs everyone else. And they're all-in for the child molesting bigot with major ethics issues.
Yeah, I'm a white evangelical, and I find Moore's actions deplorable.
Just so you know it's not all white evangelicals. Some of us have a moral compass governed by what God teaches.
Look up what Ed Stetzer has said on the topic. He has been a voice of reason in evangelical circles about this issue.
TP for your perspective. I'm assuming you're not Alabamian either so the dynamic may be different in your community. 81-17 is a very big margin but that's still thousands who aren't voting for Moore. Just found the massive divergence very striking.
Just to add another thought, because Christian reputation matters to me ...
There is a growing movement, sometimes called the "gospel-centered" movement, and sometimes called YRR (young restless and reformed) that is tired of republican Christianity. We are more devoted to Christ and his teachings and less to maintaining political power. And these last few elections have sickened those in that movement (myself included).
At this point, many of those in the movement are not influential enough because of their youth, but I think in coming years there will be a better representation of Christianity in America and in politics. At least I hope so.
Once upon a time... there once was a religious left as well. Ironically, it was personal ethicosexual issues often that robbed them of their moral authority and, with it, their political charm.
But I'm all for bringing back the religious left. And I'm not even religious.
Big business had a lot to do with it as well, they spent a lot of money promoting capitalism and demonizing socialism in the churches.https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/corporate-america-invented-religious-right-conservative-roosevelt-princeton-117030
Jesus was pretty much a socialist, and seemed to generally dislike wealth and greed. I know people will argue he never directly called for government to care for the poor, and they say he only wanted individuals to do it.
But considering how often Christian ideals seem to intertwine with politics, it is odd that these teachings are not enforced via government the way many others are (e.g, opposition to gay marriage).
IMO it makes sense Christians would have liberal economic leanings.