Diehard Evangelicals Would Rather Die Than Diversify

The Evangelical movement has been undergoing a bit of an evolution.

While family values once dominated their agenda, the younger generations are expanding their horizon by getting involved in the anti-war movement, cleaning up the environment and taking on more universal social responsibilities.

Horrified by the 21st century and the prospect of change, more ardent evangelicals are speaking out against those damned whipper-snappers.

Take, for example, Joel Belz’s recent column in World magazine:

…Maybe we need to go to work and do a better job of explaining to them why we’ve put the emphasis where we have for the last generation and why we believe that it’s time not to lower our voices.

Evangelicals shouldn’t be embarrassed to say boldly and clearly: Abortion and same-sex marriage are uniquely heinous sins. They rattle the foundations of a civilized society. They take a culture in a dreadful direction. We haven’t been wrong to say so. We aren’t fanatics.

Tell that to Peter LaBarbera, who complements the Belz excerpt with what essentially amounts to a hit list of homo organizations and people that deserve Evangelical ire. Writes LaBarbera: “…Here are 20 more good reasons why Christians (or anyone) should never feel guilty about a single-minded focus in countering the homosexual/transsexual activist and pro-abortion lobbies.” HRC, Tim “Homosexual money man” Gill, Barney Frank, bloggers Jeremy Hooper and Pam Spaulding, as well as a host of other homos, appear on the list.

“Not fanatics,” indeed.