A growing number of Christian writers are embracing the idea that the United States is moving into a post-Christendom phase and that the church should not resist this transition. This has significant implications for the very hotly debated question of how faith intersects with politics.In my opinion, these writers are a little late to the table. American culture moved to a post-Christian phase long ago.
American Christianity itself, in it's most visible public persona, also moved to a post-Christian phase long ago. Southern Baptists and other evangelicals gave up on the foolishness of preaching a quarter century ago. Instead, they have been slowly taking over the GOP in order to restore Christendom by force of law.
Post-Christian partisan political loyalty is the obvious explanation for why Ethics Daily is running a story today about "Religious Right Muted in Criticism of Foley."