As a true Gen-Xer, I once again find myself angsty as I fully live between two dominant generational movements. I standing in the middle of the evangelical boomers who are beat down after a dramatic ride as spearheading the religious right and the rising millennial evangelicals who are firmly embracing the religious left.
Back in the good ‘ol days the boomer evangelicals realized that they could join forces and become a political powerhouse. The moral majority or the religious right led by James Dobson and others took shape and has been played a major role in the political world for 20+ years. And in the predictable pattern of the pendulum, the next generation of evangelicals have pushed back on the way the religious right used their power and influence to crush, belittle, stereotype, and marginalize those who didn’t agree with their positions. Abortion, Darwinism, and homosexuality were the issues that the religious right took up and made a stand for God and used the power of the government to get others to comply.
For a ton of reasons, the moral majority and the religious right have now gone the way of the dinosaur.