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The “Benedict Option” Reconsidered

The “Benedict Option” Reconsidered

Article Review, Change, citizenship, conservatism, Consitution, culture, Ecumenism, Equality, faith, First Amendment, Ideology, Marriage Equality, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Spirituality, Supreme Court
Once in a while I encounter a book or an article that is a perfect summarization of the issues I have with conservative evangelicalism in general, and with regard to same-sex marriage in particular. The latest example of this is Damon Linker’s article in the 18 May 2015 issue of the conservative religious publication The Week. Mr. Linker’s text illustrates an enduring syndrome in the politics of religious conservatives, specifically conservative evangelical Christians: how the religious right is in many ways at radical variance with the fundamental principles of the Nation for which it otherwise professes such affection. As I read it, Mr. Linker’s argument is that while conservative evangelicals’ optimism and faith in “majoritarianism” were amply justified during the heyday of Jerry Falwe