The Red Letter Christians’ gathering went on despite the cancellation of the NRA event.
Many will say it’s all about freedom, but it’s really about power.
This knowledge should lead us to lament the terrible damage we have caused, and this should then shape how we move forward.
Acknowledge the brokenness that could produce such gut-wrenching darkness. Internalize. And then get to work . . .
In short, the quantitative and qualitative evidence – and, I will add, my own anecdotal evidence – strongly support the argument that the Christian Right has been a primary factor in the decline of white evangelicalism in the last decade and the dramatic rise of the nones since the 1990s.
Where is the enlightenment in using force to preserve the way of life for a minority that will not espouse these self-evident truths? Where is the justice in allowing this claim of violent righteousness to go unanswered now?