Sunday, January 06, 2008

Welcome to American Christianity--the Matthew LaClair story

Wanted to share this fascinating story with y'all about Matthew LaClair and his experience with his overbearing high school teacher.

In short, Matthew is the high school student who taped his history teacher raving about Creationism, how evolution was untrue, and how non-Christians belonged in hell, among other things.

Recently pollsters David Kinnaman and Gable Lyons published UnChristian, What a New Generation Thinks about Christianity, and Why it Matters. They found that young people in America pretty much find Christians unbearable, and that their negative opinions are largely based on their personal interactions with Christians. Matthew LaClair's story helps illustrate why this is the case.

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