Evangelical Christian girl Photo: Screen capture of Jesus Camp Don't miss stories. Perhaps that is why they see the turn Christianity has taken to intolerance and has become far too conservative. A poll from the Public Religion Research Institute revealed that the recent decline in people describing themselves as a particular religion, the Daily Beast cited.
The generation born between and is the most diverse generation in history and was raised during the rise of the LGBT rights movement and strive for equality. According to surveys by the Pew Foundation , 23 percent of Generation X born before millennials in claim no religious affiliation. That number shoots up to 34 percent of older millennials born between The Washington Post conducted their own survey in that had similar results.
There was a time that former President Bill Clinton had a strong relationship with the late Rev. An important moment in the life of millennials came during the election, when Karl Rove and the right-wing collaborated to put nearly a dozen initiatives on the ballot to outlaw same-sex marriage during the election. It mobilized 10 million evangelicals to the polls and ushered in a wave of Republicans. Churches across the country railed against the immorality of homosexuality, bumping up against pop-culture icons coming out of the closet and anti-bullying campaigns aimed at teens.
White evangelicals have coopted mainstream Christianity, and an entire generation has never lived in an world without hypocritical pastors worshiping the almighty dollar and begging the poor to send Jesus their retirement funds. Rather than embracing science and finding new ways to frame religion around kindness, humility or service, the evangelical movement has fought tooth and nail to ban science.
From textbook lies to biology rewrites that demand teaching a religious text next to religious text, the right wing has tried to turn an generation into being science-stupid. Global, the decline in Christianity has been steady over time. Western European countries, Australia and New Zealand have all seen declines in religious affiliation.
The Beast points out that the decline in the U. Today, millennials have now become key influencers in changing the culture and the minds of Baby Boomers along with it. The days of Focus on the Family and Pat Robertson warning you about the evil homosexuals coming to take your soul are coming to an end — and they might take the majority of Christianity down along with it. Don't let Silicon Valley control what you see. Get more stories like this in your inbox, every day.