Okay, so during election season, one of my friends who is a non denominational evangelical christian came out in support of obama. On election night he clarified his position when asked, and he said that while he personally thinks gay marriage is wrong and that abortion is wrong, He thinks that government shouldn’t tell people what to do. He says that only God can judge what is wrong and right and that if a government were to outlaw gay marriage or abortion it would be a “return to Christendom” like in the middle ages when the church was entwined with the state and that it would lead to a hardening of hearts and that less people would be open to the Gospel message.
Is this a new trend among young evangelicals? I used to think they were mostly very conservative, but now i’m worried. So many that are my age are either apolitical (don’t vote or don’t really care) or they do the whole “i’m personally against it and the church should be” but government shouldn’t." or that “Gods laws shouldn’t have to deal with our laws” I find this attitude kind of sad.