Monday, May 21, 2007

The Evolution of Evangelicalism

This slanted piece in the International Herald Tribune describes the "enlightenment" of America's younger evangelicals on such matters as the environment, homosexuality, and the "liberal Christianity" practiced by such politicians as Barack Obama.

For the most part, the article goes where one would guess. However, it does close with a very interesting note concerning abortion...

...There are other signs of attitude changes among younger evangelicals. Recent surveys conducted by the Barna Group show that younger "born again" Christians are more accepting of homosexuality than older ones and are less resistant to affording gays equal rights. But on abortion, they remain almost as conservative as their parents — more fodder for both political parties to weigh as they consider the future.