Evangelical Christians who embrace Moore are serving the public good by making ridiculous their pose as uniquely moral Americans, and by revealing their leaders to be especially grotesque specimens of the vanity — vanity about virtue — that is curdling politics. Another public benefit from the Moore spectacle is the embarrassment of national Republicans. Their party having made the star of the “Access Hollywood” tape president, they now are horrified that Moore might become 1 percent of the Senate.
Meantime, Religion News Service helpfully suggests it might be time for young evangelicals to ditch the label and do some rebranding:
A suggestion for younger evangelicals: Lose the label https://t.co/USAXw6PzFH
— Religion News (@religionnews) November 14, 2017
Don’t bother. Changing the name won’t get rid of the rottenness underneath.