Drift, not rupture, explains decline

The Washington Post has a story that should put an end to the canard that the decline of mainline Protestant denominations like the Episcopal Church is caused by theological liberalism:

Americans have given up their faith or changed religions because of a gradual spiritual drift than switched because of a disillusionment over their churches’ policies, according to a new study released today which illustrates how personal spiritual attitudes are taking precedence over denominational traditions.

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