I've seen the phrase thrown around in quite a few editorials since the election, stemming from a quote by some Southern Baptist leader who was mentioned by CNN. His statement on its own is pretty neutral - all he said is that we are witnessing a moral realignment. It's the people who are quoting it who are assigning a good or bad value to it.
There's an odd hypocrisy here. Often the people denouncing a morality shift over an issue they feel strongly about are the same ones to complain about an age old moral dogma in another country (ie complaining about gay marriage while also complaining about Muslim nations with sharia law).
If the cultural norm drifts away from your own personal belief, is that a bad thing, or just a different thing? In the same vein, if the cultural norm drifts away from the opposite of your personal belief to more aligned to your belief, is that an endorsement of you, or just a different thing than there was before? In other words - is there an inherent morality in shifting of morality?
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