What I hear from friends and and in Christian media, is that the only real persecution that takes place is against Christians. Which is not only silly but inaccurate.
“I feel safe with you.” A long time ago, I thought those words to be an insult. If I hear them now, my eyes fill with tears because it’s one of the biggest compliments I can receive.
There are 9 signs of bitterness. I see all of them in the religious right.
“The very expectation that a man will be strong and confident when he approaches a woman actually can mean a lack of authenticity on his part, the very thing that will turn her off down the road.”
I believe part of the reason the American evangelical church is ineffective in “reaching the lost” is due to its lack of authenticity — its members often aren’t altogether honest about who they are and what they have to deal with.
To call the ad an attack on masculinity itself is flatly ridiculous.