For too long there has been a religious presence in politics that has brought about the culture wars….those issues that have NOTHING to do with this countries well being.
There are too many ‘pastors’ that try to influence politicians…not with blessings but rather with cash…..thus the culture wars continue.
This abortion of American society has been holding politicians by the cajones for about 40+ years……but that hold may be loosening….
For the first time in the United States, church attendance has dropped below 50 percent, Gallup revealed Monday.
It’s a warning that was issued when evangelical churches began loudly pushing far-right policies and supporting Republican candidates. While there are progressive and non-partisan churches that have risen above the fray, many of the loudest voices have been those promoting conservative policies.
“U.S. church membership was 73 percent when Gallup first measured it in 1937 and remained near 70 percent for the next six decades, before beginning a steady decline around the turn of the 21st century,” the report said.
What could make Americans flee from ‘church’….well there is an opinion why….
Because, while church membership is declining, people are still as hungry for the things of God as they ever have been. People are still seeking justice, forgiveness, hope, love and belonging. People are still desperate for mercy, for meaning, for second chances. People are still seeking the Holy, and the Holy One is still seeking people. So the problem isn’t with those outside the church, and it certainly isn’t with God. The problem — and it is a problem — is with us. The problem is that most of the church in America looks more like America than the body of Christ.
The church makes the news for all the wrong reasons — seminary leaders who passionately denounce Critical Race Theory but are silent about the white supremacy that forms their curriculum and institutions. Pastors who care more about not being called racist than learning how to meaningfully participate in racial reconciliation. Christians who care more about defending their right to buy a weapon than advocating to end police brutality.