Christian right reels after voters reject political goals

White evangelical voters turned out in greater numbers this year than in 2004, but that wasn't enough to overcome support among other demographics for President Barack Obama, marriage equality and abortion rights. Young voters, the majority of whom support marriage equality, defied predictions that they would stay home, instead increasing their share of the electorate by a full percentage point. "Millions of American evangelicals are absolutely shocked by not just the presidential election, but by the entire avalanche of results that came in," said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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