The truth is that most people don’t hate much of what conservative/libertarian policy stands for. The visceral hatred is actually directed at a caricature of the right — the gay-hating, women-hating monster that is outdated and mean. The right-wing cartoon that is the recipient of this disdain is an easy target, and it doesn’t take much energy or thought to attack people on that front. So it works. This sentiment, simplistic and baseless as it is, translates easily into today’s soundbite culture.
I’m challenging myself, and the Church, to start talking about the things we love.
Beauty in today’s culture is so often associated with perfection — to the point that magazines face criticism for airbrushed models and young women starve themselves in order to obtain the super-thin body necessary to make it big.
The Republican National Committee has brought on a director of evangelical outreach to massage the party’s complicated relationship with religious conservatives, GOP sources told CNN on Saturday.