A sound bite culture is hardly equipped to ferret out truth from error, especially when it comes to complex issues with a long history.
Lord have mercy! By your grace may we all be willing to do the hard and difficult work of addressing our country’s most vexing issues.
When our sons were young we took them to the movie, “Facing the Giants.” On the way home they complained about how simplistic and silly it all was. “Of course it all works out. This is what Christians want!”
Here is a few minute critique which raises some important issues:
A sample of Reno’s words: “…the discussion seems to want something impossible: ideals without judgments, goals without rules, principles without ‘discrimination.’ This reflects the incoherence of modern liberal culture…”
The full piece is here: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/10/catholicism-sex-and-marriage
“We’re not only obsessed with happiness. The New York Times columnist argues that we focus on accumulating power, material wealth, and professional achievements instead of cultivating the kinds of qualities that will be discussed at our funerals. As Brooks phrases it, we emphasize ‘resume virtues’ over ‘eulogy virtues.'”