As always, beautifully presented.<quoted text>
One could reasonably wonder if they and other Christian organizations were the cause. They tend to be very hateful, which is a pretty poor example.
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism." - Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue. 1993
“I figured a way out — a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. But I couldn’t get it passed through Congress. Build a great big large fence, 150 or 100 mile (sic) long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed ‘em, and– And you know what? In a few years they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.”- North Carolina Pastor Charles Worley
"You should be thankful you are not in the Old Testament times, because there are some of us who would gladly execute you. I would rejoice at that privilege" - L. Craig Martindale
What would children that grew up in a home where such things were said be like? Americans grew up in a nation where such things were said. Should we be surprised that they turned out more angry and less moral?
I believe that secular humanism, once it ascends to the level of cultural hegemony that the church has enjoyed, can help repair that.
And looking at CWA's mission statement and their stance on women's reproductive rights and decisions, it appears they are not doing much more than preaching to their own choir.
They're running completely counter to mainstream America's culture - and the majority of their own religion.