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David Wagschal

A few stories that caught my attention this week…

Although no longer our “issue du jour”, a couple of interesting developments for same-sex marriage:

  1. A Pew study that came out this week showing that support for same-sex marriage in the US is growing — even among Evangelicals. Note the age-breakdown in particular.
  2. Speaking of which, Germany legalized same-sex marriage (finally). Bit of a political move, but Merkel has been biding her time on this one.
  3. Which reminds me: for my American friends, did you know that Canada’s Conservatives (pretty much our Republicans) ended official opposition to gay marriage about a year ago?

In politics and economics:

  1. The Atlantic ran a much-shared article on the demise of “White Christian America”.  My worry here: the constant association of “Christian” and the forces that Trump represents. Man, we’ve got a lot of damage-control to do…
  2. But here is an interesting, if not altogether encouraging, article on the growing progressive/liberal political opposition to Trump. (Thanks to a friend at church for sharing this one a few weeks ago!) What is really intriguing here is the hint that some progressive/liberals are trying to find an entirely new way of engaging politically — one that transcends left/right, and one that is not just a left-leaning mirror of the conservative political machine. Hmm.

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