Skip to comments.Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?
Posted on 07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere?
Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from secular society. And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow openly gay Scouts to participate, a Christian alternative has been created, giving Christian parents a "safe" space where they can send their kids. But these incidences of retreat have actually been rare. Ultimately, the idea that evangelical Christian morality is incompatible with modern life isnt sustainable.
In The Atlantic, Jonathan Rauch argued that if the evangelical church is to last long into the twenty-first century, certain parts of its moral codes have to changeAmerican society is progressing, and if the church won't progress with her, then it will be abandoned.
This is based on a popular conception about evangelicals: that theyre toxic. The refusal to serve gay weddings is called bigotry. Laws written to protect businesses that refuse to provide such services are compared to Jim Crow laws. Hobby Lobby's unwillingness to pay for certain contraceptives is derided as misogynistic.
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No, it’s getting less acceptable all the time!
Of course we see that Jesus says it will become more and more like the time of Noah and the world-wide flood. Jesus says that judgement will come once again, because of this deteriorating condition.
Get ready for the return of Jesus, the Messiah of Israel!
THOUSANDS of years of universal belief (not just under “Christianity” but around the globe for hundreds of generations homosexuality and abortion were taboo).
All of this post-68 Red Revolution crap CAN be beat down.
50 million dead babies in America alone from abortion.
Widespread birth control in the West has seen birth rates plummet (including problems with fertility when the couples DO decide to procreate).
We are told the “solution” is to import more foreigners (who are alien to the concepts of the native government).
This has been a socialist plot to smash the establishment and kill of the natives (through self-administered genocide).
The “new morality” is immoral. By who’s standard is this “moral”?
“if you keep My word, then you are truly My disciples . And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (Jesus, John 8:31)
“Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Jesus, Revelation 2:10)
As the old hymn says, “I’m but a stranger here. Heaven is my home.”
“still acceptable”... hmmmm...
That implies that something has changed, and it’s not God.
Then it ceases to be a Christian church and instead becomes a social club.
It's so odd. You would THINK that those women who would ABORT their own flesh and blood would take some of the MANY, MANY and EASY precautionary birth control measures.
Having abortions ISN'T like taking a couple of aspirin, so WHY would these baby-murderers put themselves through the dangers of abortion? It's so much easier and safer to NOT get pregnant.
Do they WANT to kill their babies? 50 million women did...
God have mercy on those poor babies.
You have a GOOD point.
I sometimes wonder if they aren't that already.
Christianity flourishes under persecution. Let them scream all they want to. They have no weapons to defeat God.
Which explains in part why Christians will again face mass persecution. The left is laying the groundwork for it.
Let’s list the fallacies this idiotic article has:
-doesn’t recognize that the Hobby Lobby case is a fiscally conservative decision rather than one dealing with access to abortion. If you can’t pay for something, tough s***. Don’t come crying to taxpayers.
-People should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Go patronize a cake store which supports sodomites instead of forcing a Christian one to comply. If you can’t find one, tough s***, you don’t have a legally sanctioned right to a Sodomite cake.
-Compares Christian morality, synonymous with correctness, to the morality of the death cult Islam.
-believes that Christians should go along with society rather than try to make it become Christian, a viewpoint which would lead to the death of Christianity and has led to the deaths of millions of unborn babies.
This is why the phrase “God Bless America” is tragically comical. God DID bless America during its founding, but this country went badly astray, turning away from that blessing.
Some say we need Divine intervention... that’s what I believe is occurring now, but I suspect God is highly pissed at this country, so that intervention may not be what we prefer.
RE: This is why the phrase God Bless America is tragically comical
How about IN GOD WE TRUST embedded in our currency?
God gave us all free will.
People are free to ignore and resist evangelicals, or any religion.
The Christian movement has had its ups and downs for centuries.
If you are an evangelical, you should be impervious to all this as it is normal. The task is the same as ever.
Jonathan Rauch has it backwards. IF American society is to last long into the twenty-first century, the Evangelical church will need to flourish. If not, America will be abandoned - as fallen Empires of yore.
Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Nope. Not in the least. Not even close. And it will only get worse. We are a dwindling few that hold the torch.
**50 million dead babies. **
And who knows how many babies weren’t even born because of the selfishness of contraception?
Exactly. The focus of society has radically shifted.
This isn’t to say that couples would’ve had all of those kids, but it has pushed up the average age for marriage and pushed down the overall rate of marriage.
Hookup culture means never having to say ANYTHING.
Still need more research; my theory is the USA as we knew it is gone, not from illegal immigration, but from the reduced birthdate of American women since the widespread use of contraception.
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