They don't go together. They never have gone together, and they never will go together. This so called "Religious Right" movement started in the 70's. It's purpose at that time was to organize and oppose Roe V. Wade. Look at what it's become since then. Conservatives would like to tell you that they are part of the moral party or the party with Traditional Values. They would also like to tell you how liberals have destroyed not only the morality of this Country, but also have led us away from traditional values.
Well, as an outsider not affiliated with either party, it's easy to see that Conservative members especially the Politicians are no more moral than liberals. It's a preached mechanism to divide. We as people are natural followers. We like to be a part of something. It is shameful that this division is preached in Churches on Sundays and people simply grow up this way.
Most Conservatives I talk to are Christian or at least call themselves this, and have been fed these lines of morality and traditional values ever since they could think on their own. It is shameful, and it goes against Christ's most precious teachings.
If you divide yourself, you are not following the Teachings.
If you make yourself part of something that demonizes other ideologies and philosophies, you are not following the Teachings.
And as previously stated, if you are not following the Teachings, you are not being a Christian. Calling yourself one doesn't make you one.
The Religions and Churches affiliated with Conservatism and preaches Conservatism are taking you away from God and the words of His Son.
Are you a Conservative or a Christian? You have to pick one, because you can't be both.
I will love thy neighbor with complete conviction. Show me examples from the Conservative movement that practices this.
Being a Conservative and a member of Institutionalized Religion in association with Conservatism is adjacent to following the Open path.