Sunday, January 30, 2011

A majority of professors hate evangelical Christians

A major goal for many professors is to enlighten their students concerning the deep hatred that all-too-many Americans have for outgroups like blacks and homosexuals, and that this animus is concentrated among conservatives. They see discrimination as perhaps the greatest challenge facing the country. 

Typically, they document the hatred with rock-solid evidence like opposition to affirmative action programs. 

In his book What Americans Really Believe, Rodney Stark reports the results of a survey of professors: 53% admit negative feelings towards evangelical Christians, and 33% feel the same about Mormons. 

Imagine if a survey showed that a majority of some group have negative feelings towards blacks. Social science professors would interpret this as proof that the group would commit genocide if it could. Yet, this is exactly the state of affairs among professors with respect to conservative Christians. Projection is at work here: the real haters are the finger pointers.   


bgc said...

I suspect it is because favored social groups (sexual, racial, national) 'can't help' their identity; whereas native born Evangelicals/ Mormons stubbornly refuse to embrace PC leftism with the requisite enthusiasm.

More than this, Liberal Professors are tolerant of any amount of bad behavior of any type from anybody - so long as they will say the right things.

Evangelicals and Mormons (especially) are, of course, objectively the best-behaved of all Americans - but they disagree with Liberalism in theory (especially, crucially, in their sexual ethics), so non-of that real world behavior stuff matters.

Anonymous said...

Being of a certain religion says something about your morals, ethics, and thought process. Skin color itself is not intrinsically linked to any particular values or thought processes, although undoubtedly there are correlations present.

Ron Guhname said...

Perhaps, but imagine liberal reaction if the majority of some group disliked Jews or Muslims.

Anonymous said...

"Perhaps, but imagine liberal reaction if the majority of some group disliked Jews or Muslims."

or disliked Hindus, Wiccans, Buddhists, Shintos, Native American practitioners...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that "some group" be evangelicals?