Frequent Bible reading has some predictable effects on the reader. It increases opposition to abortion as well as homosexual marriage and unions. It boosts a belief that science helps reveal God’s glory. It diminishes hopes that science will eventually solve humanity’s problems. But unlike some other religious practices, reading the Bible more often has some liberalizing effects—or at least makes the reader more prone to agree with liberals on certain issues.
I’m not sure what you will make of this article. But I find it incredibly interesting and a little self-reassuring that I’m not crazy due to some of my own deviations from stereotypical conservative Christianity’s political views. If nothing else, it’s further evidence, alongside church history and the global church, that moving from Bible to political convictions is not as simple and straightforward as some would like to make it seem, that good, honest, well-intentioned, Bible-believing Christians throughout history have held differing views and various political matters.