White evangelicals have wet dreams about returning America to the halcyon days when the zeitgeist was Protestant, male-dominated and white. From the perspective of a white evangelical, our monochrome paradise has devolved into a rainbow dystopia.
America was not founded as a Christian nation, and most Americans don’t agree with the notion that God intended America to be the new Israel, the new promised land. We now longer consider it a divine imperative to send missionaries all over the world to win them over to our brand of capitalistic Christianity.
Arguably, America is the most religiously diverse nation in human history, and it’s anathema to describe our nation as Judeo-Christian. We live in a post-Christian society, and that’s a good thing because evangelical Christianity comes with a lot of baggage: homophobia, misogyny, xenophobia, racism and intolerance.
Needless to say, white evangelicals will not go gently into the good night. They will fight diversity, democracy and the changing demographics to the bitter end.
It’s incumbent upon us to fight these evil evangelicals until they finally become as extinct as dinosaurs.