Pew Research came out with its latest seven-year study of religious trends in America. The data appears to show Christianity in decline, and given its numerous sensational headlines the liberal media couldn’t be happier with the results.
For once, this Jesus Freak actually agrees with them.
The Pew Research numbers showing Christianity in decline is good news—both for America and Christianity. Allow me to explain.
We have become so obsessed with numbers in our culture – dollars, attendance, followers, likes, polls, etc. – that we have confused audience with influence.
For example, pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber currently each have millions more Twitter followers than President Obama. But while they may have a bigger audience than he does, no one would argue they have more influence.
Another example: The homosexual movement lost 32 consecutive elections on the issue of marriage and was even routed in most of them. Weighing in at a whopping two percent of the population at best, they never had the audience but were quickly gaining influence by convincing media, pop culture, and academia to peddle their propaganda. Now hardly anyone remembers that as recently as 2012 they were getting destroyed at the polls in a swing state like North Carolina.
Closer to home, I was No. 63 on the Talkers Magazine list of the top 100 talk show hosts in the country. That’s pretty good, considering I wasn’t even on the list two years ago. And while the men and women on the top 10 of that list have far more audience than I do, when it comes to presidential politics they don’t have more influence. I live in Iowa, where the presidential primary process begins. This gives me the opportunity to personally know many of the key movers and shakers, as well as the candidates and their staffs on a first-name basis.