Shannon Grove, a California Assemblywoman, has put the lie to the idea that religious nutcases never change their minds. She used to think that the terrible drought in her state was caused by environmentalists who prioritized the needs of fish over people but now she says she knows better and that it is actually caused by the state’s abortion policies that she thinks are too liberal.
While her flexibility and willingness to change her mind is commendable, she does not explain why she rejected an equally valid alternative hypothesis that the drought was caused by the state’s tolerant attitude towards the LGBT community and the legalization of same-sex marriage. Nor did she explain why California has specifically earned this particular punishment from god when other states have similar policies, but we need to give her time for her views to evolve further and not rush her.
Baby steps, baby steps.