Thanks for the link. Gerson has been reading my mail. haha. Just one example from the article:
“The contest between evolution and Christianity is a duel to the death,” William Jennings Bryan argued. “If evolution wins … Christianity goes—not suddenly, of course, but gradually, for the two cannot stand together.” Many people of his background believed this. But their resistance was futile, for one incontrovertible reason: Evolution is a fact. It is objectively true based on overwhelming evidence. By denying this, evangelicals made their entire view of reality suspect. They were insisting, in effect, that the Christian faith requires a flight from reason.
From my “work-in-progress”:
If the data is overwhelmingly in favor of evolution, to deny that reality will make us a cult, some odd group that is not really interacting with the world. – Bruce Waltke
In late March 2010, BioLogos posted a short video featuring Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, who warned that continuing to deny evolution eventually would relegate evangelical Christianity to the status of a cult. Within days, the 79-yr-old theologian had resigned his teaching position at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and requested that the video be taken down. The evidence may have disappeared, but what of Waltke’s prediction? As of 2014, a majority of only three religious groups rejected evolution – Jehovah’s Witnesses, evangelicals, and Mormons. The elder statesman of evangelical OT theology had a point