Barry Goldwater warned the party not to cater to the Christians or the party would be lost, since Christians do not, can not, compromise.
I have addressed the issue of "gay marriage" in a previous blog and, therefore, will focus on abortion. The Republican platform is no abortions, without exception. More accurately, no forced abortions should be the wording, since one third of pregnancies end in a natural abortion, that is, the body rejects the fetus due to various causes and reasons.
We need to review the history of abortion and contraception to understand how we came to this extremist position. As a matter of historical record, the Roman Church allowed abortions for boys up to 40 days from conception and up to 80 days for girls. The soul was not infused at conception, so there was no murder of a human being.
In 1854, the Pope declared that Mary was immaculately conceived. This meant that was Mary was born without sin and was sinless from conception. This was an innovation and departure from centuries of tradition. The soul is infused at conception and not later. Therefore, any abortion would be murder.
In 1930, the Papacy declared that all contraception is unnatural. In 1968, in Humane Vitae, this ancient tradition,of not even 40 years, was upheld.
In under 100 years, from 1854 to 1930, all abortion and all contraception became unlawful. By now, Purgatory must be filled with more fetuses than people is a certainty.
The Republican platform is so extreme that few people would support it since rape and incest are not excluded. The platform has no historical standing and is a product of the alien Papal Order, not of native America soil, as demonstrated above.
In conclusion, gentle reader, Professor Buckles is correct (better head lines) and Barry Goldwater was prophetic (Fundamentalist takeover of the Party). It is only a matter of time until the Republican Party becomes irrelevant and must be replaced by a viable party.
Post Script-An excellent book, Vicars of Christ, is an engaging book about the innovations that the Papacy has introduced through the centuries. De Rosa wants us to know that all Popes, excepting John 23rd, were Catholics first, Christians, second and Human, last. Esoterically, it is a treatise of the problem with accepted chronology. For example,De Rosa writes about the "Holy Week" of the year 1710. Lo and behold, that is the earliest date found in the Oxford English Dictionary.
De Rosa ends his book with the obligatory "pius fraud", that the standing of the Papacy would be increased beyond measure at the Third Vatican Council, since the Papacy is the last remaining Apostolic See. De Rosa knows that statement is a lie, as Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch and Constantinople are no less Apostolic than the See of Rome.