In his books, Phillip Yancey comments that the term “Moral Majority” is, for Christians at least, a misnomer, and that a term like “forgiven majority” or “repentant majority” might be more accurate. Of course, those titles don’t have quite the oomph necessary to get legislation passed and “friendly” candidates elected, and they certainly don’t allow one to think higher of themselves (which is part of the point).
Yancey’s comments immediately came to mind when I read this sadly ironic article in the Guardian.
“One pops pills. Another gambles. Another lets her mother die alone. Yet these are Bush’s virtue-mongers…”
Not surprisingly, the Good Book has a few choice words on the matter…