By John Stonestreet
For most Americans, the results of Tuesday’s presidential election came as a shock, even a surprise, and for many, a bit of a relief.
That feeling of relief is understandable. While there’s no way to be sure what will happen over the next four years, Christians may very well have gained a reprieve in areas such as religious freedom and attempts to impose the new sexual orthodoxy and gender ideology on our schools.
So relief? Yes. But I’d caution against elation, because what happened on Tuesday was more of a reprieve than a vindication. A close read of Tuesday’s results, beyond the presidential race, shows that the cultural trends we’ve been talking about on BreakPoint for years continue unimpeded.
John Stonestreet is the President of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Stonestreet's organization created a symposium on the Church and the election. They asked leading Christian thinkers—like Maggie Gallagher, Rod Dreher, and First Things’ editor R. R. Reno—to answer the question: “What has the 2016 election revealed about the state of the Church and its place in American culture, and how ought we (the American Church) move forward from here?"
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