Olasky observes: “Hard despotism today: China’s one-child policy. Soft despotism: Some Americans have one child or none, because social policies or financial fears have left them softened, bent, and guided. Hard despotism: Czar Putin persecutes Protestant groups in Russia. Soft despotism: Some American pastors self-censor their sermons in order to avoid offending those proudly engaged in what the Bible calls sin.
“Christians with big families, and preachers with biblical firmness, are all on mad missions. There’s no guarantee of success….”
[Olasky, I should be sure to clarify, is in favor of Christians pursuing "mad missions."]