Christianity is widely mocked and belittled by our cultural elite, which seem to enjoy citing statistics that purport to show that Christianity is in decline in America. But actually only white Christianity is showing declines in affiliation. Fewer young white people may be going to church, but that is not the case with young blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. In fact, Christianity is booming among demographics that the cultural elite claims to care about: women, blacks, and immigrants.
So says Stephen L. Carter in Bloomberg Magazine. He begins by citing the ugly bigotry displayed by New York journalists in their indignation that Chick-Fil-A, a business run by evangelical Christians, has come to Manhattan. But then he delves into statistics that most people, Christians as well as secularists, do not realize.