The New York Times has an article today about the “new breed” of evangelicals. Predictably, the article suggests that:
The new breed of evangelical leaders â€” often to the dismay of those who came before them â€” are more likely to speak out about more liberal causes like AIDS, Darfur, poverty and global warming than controversial social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.
I think this line represents as much wishful thinking as it does reporting. The rest of the article bears out the fact that the life-issue still remains at the top of the list of policy priorities for evangelicals. I don’t expect that to change anytime soon, no matter what Rick Warren and Bill Hybels do.