Darryl Hart, of Hillsdale College, in these two links (From Culture to Party Wars? and Abandon the GOP, Join the Democratic Party) proposes that evangelicals, probably soon to be rejected by Republicans, could consider joining the Democratic party to evangelize it or be salt and light in it. That was part of my reasoning for becoming a DINO (Democrat in Name Only). First: Republicans will eventually reject evangelical concerns. Second: there is already a colony of evangelicals within the Democratic Party; most of them happen to be black or Latino. I know a number of these through the Christian Community Development Association. Interestingly enough I was at an advisory board meeting of CCDA a couple of years ago. At this it was announced that Cornel West, who was on the list to be one of the plenary speakers for their annual fall conference, had been disinvited because he gave an interview to Playboy. Most of the white members of the board thought that disinviting Cornel West was a trifle excessive. Most of the black members defended the disinvitation, because they resented Dr. West’s making any concession to the Playboy culture they believed to be corrupting their own communities and contributing to illegitimacy!
There has been a spate of books recently about ‘Christian nationalism’. I believe that while I am undeniably a ‘social conservative’, and I make no apologies for that, I am not a ‘Christian nationalist’. There is a difference, and I […]
Looking for a break from wondering what the world will be like when the lockdown is over? Two multiple-award-winning TV series from the dawn of this millennium might give you the diversion you need. Monk [2002-2009] starring Tony Shalhoub as […]
There have been claims throughout the history of Christianity that portions of the Church were excessively feminized. Though author Leon Podles is a Catholic himself, most of the space in his book, Losing the Good Portion: Why Men are Alienated […]