Christian support for Roy Moore "looks like hypocrisy to the outside world"

Emma Green: What is up with evangelicals justifying Roy Moore assaulting a 14-year-old as a 30-something?

Marie Griffith: I think what we’re seeing is an extreme politicization of Christianity. It almost does not feel like the evangelical tradition of a generation ago. I don’t want to overstate that, of course—there’s plenty that’s still evangelicalism. But it has become so focused on power.

It looks like hypocrisy to the outside world. I’m not sure I quite see it as hypocrisy, but I do see it as a real politicization of the tradition.