The polarization of American society is somewhat an effect of evangelical Christianity’s concerns about threats to the traditional family. It is said that is one reason that over 40% of such families own guns and oppose gun control. It can also be said that rapid changes in perspectives have been partially the cause of deep divisions in our country’s population.
The election of a black president and support for same sex marriage and protections against discrimination for LGBTQ persons have come too quickly for people who take their marching orders from ministers and the bible. That may be. It is true that changes in life are generally occurring at a much more rapid pace than they once did. That we are inundated with information at a startling and overwhelming rate.
White supremacists and nationalists who ascribe to those kinds of beliefs also worry about the great replacement by people whose skin is another color and which could ultimately affect their privileges in society.
It is and will continue to happen regardless of how uncomfortable it makes some people.
One wonders then at the embrace of adoption so strongly by Christians when it is the method of choice for creating a family by same sex couples who cannot create a family by traditional reproductive methods. It seems unimaginable to me, how contorted one’s religious beliefs have to be to encompass it all.