People Don’t Change Because You Get Angry

Phil Cooke | 2/18/2018 | Staff
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In the last fifty years, overwhelming change has happened in America, especially when it comes to moral issues. Back when I was a child, prayer in schools was perfectly normal (especially during exams), abortion was clearly wrong, and marriage was a sacred bond between a man and a woman.

Besides the changes themselves, the attitude of the wider culture on those previously held positions has grown remarkably antagonistic. People of faith are made fun of on prime time TV, movies, in the news, and late night talk shows. Those who held the exact same position on marriage as former President Barack Obama during his first presidential campaign, suddenly found themselves out of step and ridiculed as backwards. Even presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that Christians shouldn’t be allowed to run for office because they’re so “hateful.”

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Regardless of your position on these and other issues, such a dramatic shift in such a short time has left many people – particularly in faith communities – wondering what happened. I understand the frustration...
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