Evangelicals

The Cultural Consequences of Very, Very Republican Christianity

"It’s way too simple to say that it impairs the ability of Christians to reach their friends and neighbors. In some places it enhances the church’s appeal and integrates Christians within their community. In other places it creates a host of challenges and needlessly alienates Christians from their fellow citizens. It does something else . . . helps create the illusion that believers can in fact knit and wear a comfortable cultural garment on this earth." - David French

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Cultural Research Center: We’re Experiencing Another Reformation, and Not in a Good Way

"A new report released Tuesday by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) of Arizona Christian University has a troubling conclusion.... Unlike the Protestant Reformation, whose goal was to return to the foundational teachings of the Bible, this modern movement is one where Americans are redefining biblical beliefs according to secular values."- C.Leaders

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Tens of Thousands fill National Mall on day of prayer and repentance

"Tens of thousands packed the National Mall in Washington Saturday (Sept. 26) to cry out to God and repent. The gathering stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol." - BPNews

See also: 50K Pray for Nation ‘in crisis’ to Return to God at DC March

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The Historic Evangelical Opposition to Abortion

"It’s true that at one point the Southern Baptists passed a resolution in support of abortion.  But that was an aberration–quickly reversed–from a consistent pro-life position from the very beginnings of Christianity, through the Middle Ages, through the Reformation, through the  early modern period, through the 19th century, through the 20th century, and up until today." - Veith

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Pew Research: 46% of US Evangelicals OK with Premarital Sex in a Committed Relationship

"Pew found that 57 percent of U.S. adults who identify as Christians believe that sex in a committed relationship is sometimes or always acceptable, while 49 percent think that casual sex (two consenting adults not in a committed relationship) is sometimes or always acceptable." - C.Leaders

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2,500 evangelicals sign statement on science and the pandemic

"'A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times' expresses concern for the 'politicization of science in the public square when so many lives are at stake.' Signers pledge to wear masks, get vaccinated and correct misinformation and conspiracy theories." - RNS

Related: New Christian Initiative to Pursue Criminal Justice Reforms

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Are evangelicals changing their minds about same-sex relationships?

"In 2007, 90 percent of evangelicals said their church forbid (63 percent) or strongly discouraged (27 percent) “homosexual behaviors.” In 2020, that figure has dropped to 65 percent .... In 2008, 34.4 percent of evangelicals between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five supported same-sex marriage.

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The religious right ousts Steve King

"Steve King calls his loss in Tuesday’s primary a victory in the 'effort to push out the strongest voice for full-spectrum constitutional, Christian conservatism.' But the election results tell a different story. It was, to use a slightly dated term, the religious right who threw King out in favor of state Sen. Randy Feenstra." - WExaminer

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