Mr. Joseph, your understanding of “backsliding” is both laughably incorrect and heart-wrenchingly sad. The fact that you could use Susie’s post to conclude she was a “backslider” points to your own shallow and utterly skewed understanding of scripture. I am sorry for you, for your close-eyes and shuttered heart that could leap to such a conclusion about someone merely because they made a POLITICAL change. I have made that same political change BECAUSE of my understanding of scripture, though it certainly took me a long time, being that I’m in my late 50’s. Political conservatism and religious conservatism are, in fact, nearly mutually exclusive. They are certainly not (or should not be thought to be) interchangeable.