The Common Good

On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical

Philis Schlafly, a long time leader of the Religious Right and known for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, recently had a lot to say about my demographic and where we have gone wrong:

Why did 18-to-29-year-old evangelicals vote for Barack Obama despite his apostasy on the fundamental moral issues of abortion and same-sex unions?...

Many of these young people identify "social justice" as the reason that led them to relegate the prime moral issues of life and marriage to the back burner. But the term "social justice" does not define a moral cause

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