You know that Pew Research Center chart showing that Millennials are doubting their faith more now than ever before?
Micah Clark, writing for the Illinois Family Institute, is flipping out:
There is a new poll out that ought to be a call to action for every pastor and patriotic American.Because, you can’t be patriotic unless you believe in their god. Got that, un-American atheists?
Maybe they’re just freaking out because they heard the word “poll.”
And what are pastors going to do about the numbers, anyway? Tell more lies? Double down against gay marriage? The more they talk, the faster students are walking away.
At least IFI knows where the “danger” is coming from:
One report on the finding notes that an Atheist group called the Secular Student Alliance has gone from 81 affiliates on US college campuses in 2007 to 357 campus groups today.Hey! My friends! Can’t wait to speak at their conference next month.
That growth, by the way, can at least partially be attributed to the way Religious Right groups like this one have spent the last several years fighting to tear down church/state separation and build up obstacles to marriage equality.
Keep it up, IFI. You’re only making our side stronger.