Obama beat Romney with an obvious demographic edge, but there is one minority group backing Obama the media isn’t mentioning: hipsters.
There are all sorts of hipsters: anarchist hipsters, libertarian hipsters, apolitical hipsters and maybe even just a few conservative hipsters. But overall, hipsters lean left. Even Christian hipsters.
Author of “Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide,” Brett McCracken says Christian hipsters are rebelling against the over-spiritualized Christian culture they were raised in, described as:
…the stereotypical evangelical church of the 80s – 90s: The Republican, middle class, abortion-clinic-picketing, anti-gay, anti-welfare, legalistic, not-so-interested-in-art-or-books WASP evangelical.
Most want nothing to do with contemporary Christian music, door-to-door evangelism and the non-denominational megachurches of their childhood. They are drawn to a more intellectual and traditional Christianity. Chances are they read books by C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, prefer Sufjan Stevens to Chris Tomlin, drink scotch and smoke cigars at Bible studies, and voted for Barack Obama.Continue Reading on valuesandcapitalism.com