Many liberals and their pundits mischaracterized the approach of the
Republican Party. It doesn’t encourage fundamentalism, but its political
philosophy is not hostile to it. They don’t impose absolutes: you can
find Republicans who are fundamentalist and atheist; traditional and
libertarian; pro-life and pro-choice (Collins, Snowe, Hutchison … where,
oh, where are the pro-life Dems?); straight and gay (Log Cabin
Democrats rail against "intolerance," but on the evidence, it is the Democrats who are the party of “group-think” and intellectual rigidity.
It's encouraging hearing people use the term "believe in" evolution. As evolution is a theory — not a scientific LAW like gravity or entropy — to say it is a fact is to express belief since the evidence is not conclusive. That's what is meant by terming it a "theory.” So, if asked the question whether I "believe in" evolution, I would say "NO" as well.