Homosexual advocates won ballot battles last month in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland and Washington state by crafting a public relations campaign that presented gay "marriage" not as a matter of equal rights and government benefits but as a defense of love and commitment.
Since President Obama won re-election, more than 750,000 Americans have petitioned the White House website to let their respective states secede, from Alaska to Iowa to Maryland and Vermont. Those leading the charge are framing it, observers say, in terms that suggest a deep-seated religious impulse for purity-through-separation is flaring up once again.
Finding a way to embrace minorities -- and their concerns -- could be key not only to strengthening political conservatism, but could strengthen the broader Christian community as well -- something that might be especially important during a second Obama term that bodes more challenges for Christian concerns.
President Obama won last week with a voter coalition that was far more racially and religiously diverse than Mitt Romney's -- a phenomenon both predicted in the days before the election and confirmed in the days after. What the Public Religion Research Institute has concluded since, however, has farther-reaching implications: that relying on white Christian voters will never again spell national electoral success -- especially for the GOP.
Only God's intervention will turn America around, and that won't come through the political process. "Not by might, not by power, but by My spirit," He says. So if you want change for the better, not the kind of change we're seeing now, be obedient to what Jesus commanded and taught.