This has been a strange and bewildering year for American politics, and for certain segments of the American church. Some commenters have felt confident to call the church’s reaction to the general election a “schism” in the religious right—quite strong language.
Before becoming a pastor, I worked as the Legislative Assistant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon, an evangelical Republican. And I’m voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Here’s why.
Her religious dialect, one shaped by the progressive Christianity of the 1960s, is not easily translated into the language of the Religious Right, the dominant language of faith and politics in America today.