At the same time a secular culture is pushing Christian beliefs out of the public square in the name of “tolerance,” a longtime theologian is warning the Church that many houses of worship have already given up the fight.
When the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled last year in favor of business owner Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop, most conservatives realized it was a temporary victory in a long and desperate culture war.
Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, said as much in June at the annual Western Conservative Summit that was held in Denver.
“I believe that most conservatives in the United States have vastly underestimated the reality and comprehensiveness of the challenge that we now face,” he told the gathering. “It takes concentrated attention, a devotion to history, and a serious reckoning with ideas to see the whole.”
And as in the Masterpiece case, the fast-moving LGBT sexual agenda is leading a revolt that is now encircling the Church after gathering millions of allies in academia, the media, and the courts.