Americans are living in a strange fantasyland right now. On the planet Earth, Christianity is on the rise in a worldwide revolution of freedom and love. Our Church is the world’s leader in education, health care and service to the poor.
But in the Western media-frenzied mind, Christianity is the bully, and the latest attempts to redefine morality are imagined to be new and freeing truths that the bully is senselessly opposing.
You can be sure we will one day return to the cultural norm that says “Marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman,” as Obama put it in 2004 — because “Marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman,” as Hillary Clinton put it in 2000.
In the meanwhile, expect the cycle to continue: First they call us bigots, then they deny our freedoms, then they openly attack us.
But in the end, we rise again.
Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.