There seems to be a “package deal” mentality in certain corners…I’ve seen it a lot on this forum to various extents. It seems to go something like this:
As a orthodox Catholic, I’m conservative on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage, thus I am an American conservative, thus I am a Republican, thus I support Trump, thus I am allied with Evangelicals, thus I reject modern science in favour of “creation science”…etc. etc. etc.
Add to that a rejection of climate science and an abject terror of the word “socialism”.
Disclaimer: I am not suggesting the above pattern applies to all or even most here…but there does seem to be a bit of an intellectual domino effect.