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Are religious conservatives and political conservatives destroying each other?

I just read an interesting article from Pew research on American religion. Since 2007 Americans are 4% less likely to attend religious services, 7% less likely to associate themselves with a particular religion, and 3% less likely to believe in God. This may not seem like big numbers, but each percentage point represents more than 3 million people.

My question is this. A small segment of Christians are extremely vocal and extremely fundamental. This group of Christians seems to have been embraced by the GOP, particularly since Pres. Obama's election. In the process, we've seen the Republicans shift so far right, and cater to ultraconservative denominations.

Are religious conservatives and political conservatives destroying each other?
Many people, including myself, have left the Republican Party because of their determination to eliminate the separation of church and state. We left because they've thrown science under a bus, bolstering the distrust of science of creationi…