The Religious Right Really Needs to Tone Down the ‘Survival of Western Civilization’ Rhetoric

I don’t know what has gotten into Religious Right leaders lately, but seemingly all we are hearing about these days is how we are literally facing the extinction of Western Civilization if America does not turn back to Christ, push back gay rights and defeat President Obama.

A few weeks ago, Mat Staver was on a local Florida talk show where he said that we are engaged in a spiritual battle as both America and Israel were under attack from enemies with common goals.  Staver asserted that “what we’re facing in our lifetime, and I make no exaggeration about this, is literally the survival of Western Civilization” because attacks on religious liberty and marriage are “designed to destroy our core foundations” and, once they go, everything else will follow suit: