(Baptist Press) Young evangelical Christians are defying America's sexual liberalism despite predictions to the contrary, two Southern Baptist ethicists say in an op-ed based on a new study.
Some Americans outside conservative Christianity have forecast young evangelicals soon will reject the church's standards and join the culture in its liberal views on such issues as same-sex marriage, premarital sex and gender identity, Russell D. Moore and Andrew Walker wrote Wednesday (July 9) in a piece at National Review Online. That is not what research by a University of Texas sociologist indicates, they say.
A study by Mark Regnerus, an author and associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas-Austin, suggests "churchgoing Evangelical Christians are retaining orthodox views on Biblical sexuality, despite the shifts in broader American culture," Moore and Walker wrote. Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and Walker is the ERLC's director of policy studies.
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