Excellent article. Be sure to read it all.
On Slippery Slopes, the Blogosphere, and (oh, yes) Women – Books & Culture
“Slippery slope” is actually the name of a logical fallacy, described by Aristotle, in which a series of events is traced back to an earlier event without any proven causation. I can’t possibly be the only evangelical who thinks that it’s odd that a logical fallacy should become the chosen metaphor of evangelicals whose primary concern is to see the world as God sees not, not as “the culture” sees it.