Part of my job is to be aware of, and keep a close eye on everything that is going on around the country within GLBT circles as well as within conservative circles. Because of this I am signed up to a lot of listservs from very well known, very polarizing organizations on both ends of the spectrum. With that in mind I’ve noticed a specific trend recently in the listserv emails:
Each community is pleading, and strongly urging their people to get involved to win the culture war against the other community.
I started to realize something—this is the difference between a bridge builder and a dime-a-dozen culture warrior who blindly fights because they are told to:
Bridge builders want to end the culture war in peaceful and productive ways through eternal principles that draw us to God, and to each other.
Dime-a-dozen culture warriors want to win the culture war by turning to external, socially constructed tools for validation and legitimization within mainstream circles [mainstream secular and mainstream religious].
Which place do you find yourself in this culture war? And which place do you see yourself needing to be, and why?