Continuing the selective morality discussion:
Froma Harrop of The Providence Journal wrote an excellent commentary Nov. 26 on the extremely high divorce rate among Bible Belt Christians — 73 percent in Mississippi, she says; 79 percent in Oklahoma. (Those numbers sound a bit high to me; I’d like to know the data source.) Divorce rates are far lower in Connecticut and in Europe.
Harrop notes that Focus on the Family — by far the best-funded organization leading the ex-gay culture war — comforts its divorced followers while threatening gay-tolerant judges and condemning gay couples to hell.
Divorce used to be socially condemned and very difficult to obtain. Now, however, instead of restoring accountability to their own marriages, gay-marriage opponents like Maggie Gallagher change the subject.