8 hours ago
Friday, May 12, 2017
Liberal = Not-Christian
This attitude, which I'm not even sure Rod Dreher realizes he ascribes to, is one that my child was exposed to commonly as she grew up in our Red State.
It's not that Rod Dreher is saying, wow, look at how American attitudes toward these specific social questions have changed. No, he is literally saying that if someone is a Liberal they cannot be a Christian.
Granted, as someone who is not a Christian, I'm more bemused by this than worried by it. But it goes to character, as the lawyers say. It tells you what Rod Dreher, and people like him, think of their fellow citizens who don't happen to believe exactly what he believes about various issues.
When my kid was seven or eight, one of her classmates told her that her parents had said that Democrats were "dirty inside."
This is the same poisonous attitude. This is the same dehumanizing of your opposition.
ETA: And notice that the very first comment on Dreher's site is a lie. Apparently lying is fine, if you're lying about liberals.