Looking at some of the debates on these Boards, and following the US election overall, one of the issues that intrigues me is the very different apparant political emphaisis of Christians in the US and the UK. The discussions from the US seemed to be almost entirely pre-occupied with abortion and homosexuality. Whilst the occeasional poster tried to raise wider issues, such as poverty, no one seemed to take them up to discuss further. In the UK, whilst abortion and homosexuality are issues for Christians, the debates tend to be about wider issues too such as poverty, the government approach to Iraq etc. The political affiliations seem to be more diverse too, with many Christians being Labour Party supporters. Whilst I am a Conservative Party member, concerns still seem to be more diverse. For example, the Conservative Christian Fellowship's website and magazine contains many articles on issues like poverty, world hunger, Iraq (largely criical of the govt's action) etc.. Why do others think this difference is so stark and is it fair to say to US Christians are unconcerned about these wider issues? If they are concerned, why do you think they don't get raised in debates such as those for the US elections on this Board?