First Word: A Generation Without a Party

This article is from Issue 59: Sep/Oct 2012

The 2008 election season was, shall we say, illuminating. Fed up with the way Christianity had become so politicized (and polarizing), young Christian voters clamored for change. Momentum shifted toward non-Republicans like Ron Paul and Barack Obama—somewhat surprising for a Christian generation that is, by every statistical measure, more morally conservative than its parents’.