Almost nine out of 10 churches have closed. Those that have not are a small minority. A significant minority, it is true, but a small minority. By all means criticize them, as I have done, but do not scapegoat all Christians, or even all conservative Christians.
We should be charitable, disregard the word almost, and go with a round nine out of 10 U.S. churches having been shuttered.
How many churches does that leave?
Ten percent of 320,000 is 32,000. That’s right: If Dreher’s pro-Christian, don’t-blame-all-of us apologia is correct, thirty-two thousand churches are still open, with congregants prepared to become vectors of disease for the greater glory of God.
Dreher is technically correct that that’s a “small minority” — similar to telling a man whose hands are ablaze that technically, only a small part of him is on fire, and to focus on the bits that are not.
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