You should spend some time with Pat Robertson and Jerry Farwell if you honestly cannot believe that. The 700 Club is on at 10:00 every weekday on the ABC Family Channel.
Really it is not hard to believe. Kerry stood for Gay rights, Abortion rights, and keeping prayer out of school. Bush stood for the opposite. If you vote by the Book you vote for GW Bush.
I am not saying that nobody allows demagoguery to influence their vote, because many people, in all political parties, do. I am simply saying that a lot
of people did not vote for bush thinking that a vote for kerry was a vote against god. Sure some did but it was not the majority of republicans by any stretch of the imagination. Certainly not enough to swing the 2004 election in favor of Bush.
I find it laughable how republicans are cast as largely a party of religious zealots because the Christian religion has heavily influenced whatever system of morals that many of them may be trying to live by. Besides, many people who voted for Kerry will claim to be Christians and will claim to be voting by the Book, as democrats are seen as looking out for the poor and oppressed. Casting your vote based on a moral system influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs does not equal voting for god. It is but one part of the decision making process, which for many people can be very complex.
But let us continue to paint republicans as religious nuts, who hate homosexuals, who are bigots, and who are racists. That way those who disagree with the republican voters, the bush administration, and the republican party in general can continue to smear them as people who vote for the republicans simply because they have been told that a vote for a democrat is a vote against god. Continue to refer to the "red states" as Jesus Land and continue to disparage Christianity in general if it makes you feel any better. But consider that perhaps a major reason why republicans have been rising in power the last decade may be the current manner in which democrats/liberals/leftists approach political discourse in this country.