I’ve always suspected that as the demographic of conservative white Christians continued to shrink in size and lose power politically, they would become more militant and more likely to embrace ideologies and perspectives further outside of the mainstream. However, the future of conservatism in the US is less likely to resemble QAnon or even the old-fashioned religious right as much as perspectives like #walkaway, “barstool” conservatism of the kind associated with figures like Dave Portnoy, or David Rubineseque quasi-libertarianism.
By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
I asked Robert P. Jones, chief executive of PRRI and author of “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” if the decline in evangelical affiliation was related to the increasingly political nature of churches belonging to the denomination. “In a word, yes,” he said. “It’s clear that White evangelical Protestants have been losing ground among young people. As they have shrunk over the last decade, their median age has risen from 53 to 56, compared to a median age of 47 in the country overall.”