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Election results raise questions about Christian right's influence

Published: Saturday, July 4 2015 1:44 p.m. MDT

Sept. 2012, gay marriage supporters gather at a rally outside of City Hall in Portland, Maine, in support of the ballot question that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage. Many conservative Christian leaders are talking about the results of voters choosing same-sex marriage. (Joel Page, Associated Press) (Associated Press) Sept. 2012, gay marriage supporters gather at a rally outside of City Hall in Portland, Maine, in support of the ballot question that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage. Many conservative Christian leaders are talking about the results of voters choosing same-sex marriage. (Joel Page, Associated Press) (Associated Press)

Our take: The results from the election fared against many conservative Christian leaders' wishes. Dan Gilgoff, a CNN reporter talks to Christian leaders about what the results mean to them:

"For many conservative Christian leaders, it was a nightmare scenario: Barack Obama decisively re-elected. Same-sex marriage adopted by voters in some states. Rigorously anti-abortion candidates defeated in conservative red states.

On multiple levels, Tuesday's election results raised questions about the Christian right's agenda on American politics, eight years after the movement helped sweep President George W. Bush into a second term and opened the era of state bans on same-sex marriage.

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