“Republichristianity” is Dying

Michael Sam is a star football player in Missouri at a large Division 1 School, he is an NFL prospect, and he gay.

In multiple interviews published Sunday night, Sam — a USA TODAY All-America pick last season and potential mid-round NFL draft pick in May — revealed he is gay.

“We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage,” the NFL said in a statement. “Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”

The New Jersey Star-Ledger has a new take on their endorsement of Gov. Chris Christie, the state’s scandal-mired Republican governor, during his reelection bed last year: “We blew this one.” Even more controversy comes his way and it seems like there is nothing you can do to stop it.

In religion news, this may be the year that the liberals strike back to take their religion again.

Sure, the religious right is still teamed up with conservative politicians in their battle against gay marriage, abortion, and immigration reform, just as they’ve been since 1979 when Jerry Falwell birthed the Moral Majority.

But the days of Americans actually heeding what they say is over. And I’d wager this will be the year liberals — not conservatives — drive the religious conversation, in the U.S. and abroad.

Despite the fact that the conservatives are throwing their power around, it seems that the liberals and the newer generations are finally taking their pride and country back. Could this be the year that the liberals and the new generation come back? I think so and I can see it in the new attitudes that young people have in traditions. I went to a Greek Orthodox Church today, and besides a beautiful service, it seemed to the priest that a lot of new people have come in to the church because of their fascination for traditions. Tradition is respected, but the authenticity has been hijacked by “Republichristianity”… I have a great respect for tradition, but I hate the dogma and the doctrines that marginalize large populations of people. Soon, “coming out” will be such a small deal that it will not make the news because it will be accepted widely.