Christians have gotten a free pass for a long time when it comes to stuff like this. They're not surrounded by just other christians anymore. It's about time, I think, that they began to realize that. Welcome to the 00s. People have evolved past ghosties and fairies by now.
Well.........Some of us have.
Free pass from who RP?
Heh. Fr such a self-proclaimed smart guy, buf...Ya sure haven't been following too closely.
The free pass is from other christians who happen to be either in local positions of authority such as councilpersons, mayors, school officials (Oh! and did I mention atall the 'every other guy who claims to be a freakin' preacher?').
It's OK to do whatever ya wanna when you're surrounded by like-minded people. What they're doing becomes 'normal' after awhile because...well, heck....it's been done that way for as long as any like-minded body can remember.
The times, they are a-changin'....