Duggared: The Moral Implosion of the Christian Right

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

There was a time when child molestation was considered a sin by conservative Christians and there was a time when multiple criminal acts of a sexual nature committed against children would have been condemned by anyone even claiming to be a Christian. Of course that that didn’t mean that such acts did not happen, but at least in public Christian leaders condemned the criminal acts that we used to call mortal sin, even if they offered the offender a chance at repentance and reconciliation.

But that was before the days of “culture war” proclaimed by Pat Buchanan and the Christian “jihad” to use the terms of Roman Catholic theologian Peter Kreeft, a convert from Evangelical Protestant Calvinism to the Catholic faith in his bookEcumenical Jihad.For Buchanan, Kreeft and others like them defending the indefensibleis the norm if it supports the dominance of Christians over their non-Christian neighbors. Kreeft’s…

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