Canadian media insists on using the euphemism "social conservative" to describe what's mostly a phenomenon of conservative Christians—particularly evangelicals and Catholics—in this country. Given they remain a powerful force in our politics, they should be understood accurately.
People aren't "social conservatives" because they've arbitrarily decided "social issues" matter. Such opinions tend to come from a place of firm spiritual conviction. Our press cannot continue its squeamishness about religion given conservative Christians remain a powerful force.
In 2016, US media was humbled by Trump's win, which prompted a lot of genuine introspection about what they got wrong, and increased curiosity about Trump voters. Given how close Lewis came, will our press show comparable interest in Canada's world of conservative Christians?
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