Friday, October 15, 2010
Authors: Hysteria of Evangelicals is ineffective, overall
Read this great column in the Huffington Post by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner. It's sort of a scorecard of the religious right and its goals. Excerpt: "In combination, the various failings of the religious right -- of tone, strategy, theology, and simply human sympathy -- abetted a social backlash that goes beyond politics. By the 1990s, argues Robert Putnam, the politicization of religion by the religious right was causing many young people to turn against religion itself. The religious right, it turns out, was not good for religion."