Why I Would Not Have Signed the Yale Response to "A Common Word"
Keith Pavlischek Monday, 1 December 2008
It was fairly said that the modus operandi of the Moral Majority and other Christian right activist organizations was often "Ready, shoot, aim." Over a decade ago, evangelical historian Mark Noll noted this tendency toward unreflective and hurried activism as evidence of a "scandal of the evangelical mind." The haste with which the letter, "Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to 'A Common Word Between Us and You'", was endorsed by evangelical academics, activists, parachurch leaders, and several mega-church pastors is evidence that old habits die hard.
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