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“Liberal believers might need to argue over which party a ‘true’ Christian would support, but politicians do not need to make these arguments.”

I’d say they should not. It concedes what should be the secular public square.


#FridayThoughts #EmptyThePews
This is also an excellent point in @AndrewLSeidel’s great new article:

“Secular activism often drags religion into progressive causes.”

My friend @cindy_w_brandt argues a parallel point: evangelicalism changes to the minimal extent it does only thanks to external pressure.
“As evangelicals contend with fast changing demographics, those of us who are born of evangelicalism, but no longer of it, find ourselves in a unique position to impact evangelicalism not by building bridges within it, but building coalitions that shape progress from outside.”
As for my argument about how invoking internal theological debates as a major aspect of our politics undermines the secular public sphere that democracy requires, thereby playing into the Christian Right’s hands, you’ll find it here:


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