(BP) Russell Moore: Church’s views ‘seem freakish’ to culture

Posted by Kendall Harmon

American evangelicals' view of themselves should resemble more closely that held by the church in the first century than that held by Christians in recent decades, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said in a nationally televised interview.

Moore, in an appearance on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Monday (July 8), said there was a message for evangelicals and other social conservatives in the U.S. Supreme Court's invalidation of a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

"For a long time, social conservatives in America had a kind of silent majority view of ourselves, and conservative evangelicals and conservative Roman Catholics had a moral majority view of ourselves, as though we somehow represent the mainstream of American culture -- most people really agree with us except for some elites somewhere," the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said. "That really isn't the case."

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Posted July 11, 2013 at 6:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

Ick….yeah…all that talk about sin and helping the poor. Freakish indeed.

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