Nothing has change more quickly in the culture than the definition of marriage, and that rapid change is also now upending other traditional ideas about sexuality, morality and even what it means to be a man and a woman. These are all key issues upon which the Christian faith is founded.
A recent post illustrated not just the rapidly changing cultural opinion about gender and sexuality but also the need for The Post Covid Church to more effectively understand and teach what it means to be made in God’s image. (Missing The Real Sexual Question).
How did it all move so fast? While there is no one cause, the impact of the entertainment media has been overwhelming. Long before TV and the movies, Scottish writer and politician Andrew Fletcher (b. 1655) famously said,
“Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”
Those “songs of a nation” in our time have increasingly rejected any nod to biblical norms (when is the last time you saw a thoughtful, reasoned defense of traditional marriage in a movie or on TV?) and leaned almost exclusively on feelings and emotion. The polling results from Gallup indicate not only how quickly our nation has changed, but also the reason there will be persecution for those holding traditional sexual values. Yet one more opportunity for The Post Covid Church to fruitfully engage.
Do these Gallup poll results surprise you?
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