“The Conservative movement under Ronald Reagan and even under the Bush family was a kind of three legged stool that had economics in one leg, strong foreign policy especially anti-Communism on the second leg and the social issues, primarily abortion, on the third.
Well what’s happened is; the first two have kind of fallen away and all the energy and enthusiasm even, if not especially, during a time of economic problems in this county, seems to be in this area. And it’s not just abortion; it’s questions of, definitions of, marriage traditional marriage gay marriage and so forth; even questions about contraception.
We are getting to really fundamental questions about what the government can say about faith practice and what faith practice says about government.
It evolved since evangelicals first got involved with Ronald Reagan thirty years ago. Now basically people who used to be used by the establishment of the Party have become the establishment.”