Wichita is ground zero in the latest New York Times Magazine cover story, which says the religious right "shows signs of coming apart beneath its leaders." As we say in our editorial today, writer David D. Kirkpatrick "oversold the idea of an ‘evangelical crackup,’ but there is no question that in Wichita and far beyond, Christians are rethinking how and how much to bring their Bible-based values to bear in the public square."
The article ends with this quote from the Rev. Terry Fox, whose transition from "Jerry Falwell of the Sunflower State" to pastor of Summit Church frames the piece: "Some might compare the religious right to a snake. We may be in our hole right now, but we can come out and bite you at any time."
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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