From the “religious conservatives actually killed Christmas department” comes this funny story about evangelical MeFi):because… going to church would be inconvenient (via
Critics within the evangelical community, more accustomed to doing battle with department stores and public schools over keeping religion in Christmas, are stunned by the shutdown.
It is almost unheard of for a Christian church to cancel services on a Sunday, and opponents of the closures are accusing these congregations of bowing to secular culture.
“This is a consumer mentality at work: ‘Let’s not impose the church on people. Let’s not make church in any way inconvenient,’ ” said David Wells, professor of history and systematic theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a leading evangelical school in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
The mind boggles at how these same evangicals can turn around and be in support of thethat force businesses close on Thanksgiving and Christmas.