Oh hey, let’s hate on other Christians. This will surely drive new members into our congregation.
According to Religion Dispatches, as reported by the local Fox television affiliate in Phoenix, eight traditionalist churches in the suburb of Fountain Hills, Ariz., have combined forces to work against “Progressive Christianity” and its beliefs
American Christianity is coming apart at the seams, which is not quite right. However, it does reflect some of the ways in which the faith is changing.
As the Christian pool in American society shrinks, it’s likely to become both more conservative and more liberal.
There’s only one problem: literally just down the street from one of the conservative churches, there’s a self-described “progressive Christian” congregation, Fountains United Methodist Church.
Call it a faith fight: religion is at the center of a controversy brewing in Fountain Hills. It seems some traditional Christian churches are at odds with what's being labeled as "Progressive Christianity."
That community is known for stunning scenery, retirees and high-end homes -- religion took center stage when banners started showing up Tuesday on eight traditional Christian churches in the area.