Day: September 10, 2012

The role of religion in elections is changing, not declining

Middle-class evangelicals, by contrast, many of whose incomes have suffered under the ascendancy of free-market policy, support Republicans. They like the party that backs the American trinity: free men, free markets and the freedom for every citizen to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Snarky for Jesus

Christians with a predilection for online snark occasionally encounter pushback from those who don’t think it’s appropriate. The best snark comes right up to the line without crossing over it and that can push people’s buttons who expect more positive output from their clergy and lay leaders.

A Certain Bad Answer

Visitors like Elihu can make a sufferer feel doubly cursed — not only for the suffering of their illness, but also for the implied responsibility that it was their fault that they didn’t get well.