Why Haven’t Evangelical Christian Leaders Learned Their Lesson Yet?

Here’s Focus on the Family President Jim Daly in 2011, responding to an interview question about whether evangelicals were winning over the younger generation when it came to same-sex marriage:

We’re losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.

Here’s Daly, days later, doubling down on those same points:

What I was trying to say in that interview, when the question was asked about the younger generation, is you can’t deny the stats. So when you’re looking at that and they’re saying 65 to 70 percent of those under 40 or 35 — I can’t remember exactly — support same-sex marriage, if that does not change within that community as they become 50 and 60, yeah it’s over.

And here’s Daly yesterday, responding to World Vision U.S.’s statement that it “made a mistake” and would be reversing its decision to hire gay, married Christians:

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Atheists Will Soon Deliver Even More Anti-Biblical Books to Georgia State Parks, All Thanks to the Governor

Last May, former American Atheists president Ed Buckner visited a state park in Georgia and found a Bible in his rented cabin. That wouldn’t be unusual in a privately-owned hotel… but a state park?!

It’s not that the Bible was “offensive.” It’s just that, on principle, it shouldn’t have been there. It suggested government endorsement of Christianity.

At the time, park officials removed the Bibles from the cabins, but Governor Nathan Deal quickly put them right back in because he (wrongly) believed they were legal:

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Zach Anner Visits a Sunday Assembly

Internet celebrity Zach Anner has already produced a number of videos in which he learns about various religious beliefs and he recently visited a Sunday Assembly service in Los Angeles:

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God’s Not Dead ‘Will Likely Be Part of a New Branded… Movie Series,’ Says Producer

First of all, Todd VanDerWerff, writing for the AV Club, has the best review of God’s Not Dead you’ll read all day, calling the film a bust even by Christian movie standards:

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World Vision U.S.: We ‘Made a Mistake’ and Won’t Be Hiring Gay Married Employees Anymore

Just yesterday, we posted about how World Vision, an international Christian charity that ranks as one of the largest charities in the world, was reversing its hiring policy. World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns said that Christians who are in legal same-sex marriages could still be employed with the organization:

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