But there have been occasions where the decisions of the House of Lords has been overruled by the House of Commons. Actual elected politicians.
And even religious MPs know that - as far as they're concerned - the Party leader and Chief Whips are God. Certainly if they want to keep their offices/aides etc, least of all advance up the 'Greasy Pole' to a cabinet position, and say to them 'Yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir'; even if the policies of said party goes against their religious beliefs.
So no GOP here in the UK, thank fuck. Even said religious MPs know that being openly fundie is a guaranteed vote-killer.
Several years ago, there was a debate in the Commons about Stem Cell research and changing the time on abortions. The then Leader of the opposition - now Prime Minister - David Cameron voted against a ban on Stem Cell research, also against reducing the time on abortions.
See, Teabaggers, Religious Right etc in the US? A Conservative is pro-Choice. It wouldn't kill you to be the same.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is Pro-Choice. He's also pro-Gun Control. He's a Republican.
"Many atheists spend their college years matriculating in public."
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