Blogs - The Point
October 23, 2012
Here’s another myth that needs debunking. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Young evangelicals are becoming more liberal than their parents, and are more likely to support same-sex “marriage” and abortion on demand, right?
Not according to a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute, which found the majority of young evangelicals have held on to the conservative moral positions of their parents. That’s good news.
But here’s the twist: for the last few decades, at least 30% of young evangelicals have voted for candidates who support liberal policies diametrically opposed to their own beliefs, and those of their parents.
These numbers reveal the tendency of young Christians to disconnect their vote from its moral implications. Candidates are much more than personality and speaking ability—they carry political platforms. We need to clearly articulate that moral truths are not mere personal preferences. They have consequences, and if young evangelicals don’t realize this at the ballot box, we all feel it when it affects the law. For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.
The Myth of the Liberal Young Evangelical
Joe Carter | Patheos | October 05, 2012