I’m not in the habit of condemning or defending classes of people. We’re all sinners, especially the ones who blithely deny the possibility of sin, and so such generalities are bound to be wrong depending on who they are or aren’t applied to. That’s being said, I find
First, she’s right. Evangelicals have abandoned their biblical roots in ways too numerous to count, and soaring divorce rates are one of the many consequences. Evangelicals also abort their babies. Evangelicals beat their wives, spoil their kids, run from their debts, frequent porn sites and embrace the gay lifestyle. May God have mercy on us. Actually, He has … something Ms. Rosin may be unaware of. Is mercy an excuse for sin? Absolutely not. Is it’s reality the basis for telling evangelicals to shut up, go home, stop voting and (by whatever means necessary) stop having so many babies? Well…
Second, Gov. Palin, and the hordes of wicked, hypocritical sinners who appear to be coming out of the woodwork to support her, seem to have gotten under Ms. Rosin’s skin. Not being perfect, and certainly being without excuse, Gov. Palin and her family do indeed have their share of failings. They are, it would seem, dealing with the situation. I wonder if Ms. Rosin is willing to deal with her’s? A statistic she touts in her last paragraph makes me somewhat suspicious. Her quote:
The most remarkable differences between the large mass of evangelicals and the rest of Americans are in divorce statistics. Since the ’70s, evangelicals and the coastal elites have effectively switched places. Evangelicals are now far more likely to get divorced, whereas couples with four years of college education have cut their divorce rates in half.
My question: is she implying that college elites are now more righteous that evangelicals because they are marrying before co-habiting and not getting divorced? Could it be that the co-habiting elites aren’t divorcing because they never got married in the first place!? We in the sinner’s row could use some clarity here, Ms. Rosin.