No, I am not perturbed at Dr. Mohler, but the commenters at the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” blog are. Dr. Mohler has been contributing to this online forum for religious dialog, and his essays seem to be generating the most response from readers. As a matter of fact, the number of comments on Dr. Mohler’s essays have been positively disproportionate. Under Dr. Mohler’s most recent contribution, he has 275 comments (at my last count). Of the other seven panelists, the one closest in number to Dr. Mohler has 51 comments.
I’m a little surprised at the response to Dr. Mohler’s latest contribution, “A Nation of Christians, Not a Christian Nation.” His basic contention is that America is not a Christian nation by creed or constitution, but it does have a citizenry that overwhelmingly claims to be Christian. Dr. Mohler does not endorse or call for a state religion or coerced conversions to Christianity, but for some reason many of the commenters treat him as if he does.
I encourage you to keep your eye on the “On Faith” blog. If nothing else, the panelists are interesting. You have opinions ranging from evangelical Christian to those who are investigating the Christian significance of the divine feminine. Also, go read Dr. Mohler’s recent essay for yourself: “A Nation of Christians, Not a Christian Nation.” I think you’ll see that what he is saying is right on the money.