America has always been a liberal project. Its so called "conservatism" is a rootless, progressivist, neocon capitalism.
Places like Brazil and Mexico can probably use a little Christian conservatism.
They won't find it in the prosperity gospel and a subjectivist, custom-made religion which "conserves" nothing and is completely divorced from tradition.
Improvisation and novelty are the opposite of conservatism.
No wonder Catholics vote for the left.
And which, as an honest appraisal shows, is what Roman Catholicism promotes, a live as you please as long as you die in the arms of Rome mentality. And while you may excommunicate them, Rome treats them as members in life and in death, like as said, was exampled in the case of Ted Kennedy.
And as shown, RCs overall and like institutionalized Protestants are more liberal than their evangelical counterparts, which hold Scripture as supreme as the wholly inspired Word of God, and Catholics show much less sacrificial commitment.
Your charge also reveals ignorance of historical evangelical faith, which was marked by sacrificial faith, and not the imposed kind, but due to personal devotion. Go read some of the beloved classic Matthew Henry commentary for instance.
Moreover, while conversion and being a disciple does require taking up the cross and following Him to Calvary, characteristically overcoming temptation to compromise, yet faith calls for and enables positive realization of God;s power, such as to escape edge of the sword, and out of weakness to be made strong, and to turn back the armies of the aliens. (Heb. 11:34)
America has always been a liberal project. Its so called "conservatism" is a rootless, progressivist, neocon capitalism
Such a non-objective appraisal is necessary to defend Rome, while it must be supposed that the alternative is what we see where Catholicism predominates, such as in the NE, or perhaps you advocate returning to the days of Catholic theocracies and all the means of the Inquisitions and unBiblical means of dealing with theological competition (which early Protestants had to unlearn),
Meanwhile the pope asserts nations are obligated to provide guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens, regardless of social and economic status or their ability to pay. Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone concurs, saying governments must adopt the proper legislative, administrative and financial measures to provide guaranteed universal access to basic health care, as a right. Perhaps the ObamaPhone will be next, under the premise that "Communication should not be limited to people in relation to what they are able to afford." (http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1004736.htm)