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More classic, and pernicious, #ChristianAltFacts. This is what a right-wing jeremiad looks like. The rhetoric of this genre serves to uphold white supremacist patriarchy.

#EmptyThePews #WhiteChurchQuiet #TuesdayThoughts
And take note of this:

“He specifically called out Beto O'Rourke for calling the president racist, questioning how ‘someone who has repeatedly denied being racist can be an 'open, avowed racist.'"

Because to a white evangelical, the only way to be racist is to say “I’m racist.”
And yet Huckabee’s still has the gall to blithely assert that skin color doesn’t matter practically in the same breath.

While coming with all the attendant problems of a “color blind” approach to racism, this is beyond disingenuous. Talk about having your cake and eating it too
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1/3. Well, this piece is disappointing. When she solicited comments for this piece, @elizabethjdias strongly implied that she would include #Exvangelical perspectives, but she did not.

nytimes.com/2018/11/01/us/…

#EmptyThePews
2/3. The framing here is too simplistic. White evangelicals’ bad faith “religious liberty” argument is taken at face value. And the rest is just impressionistic, so many anecdotes.
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Today I will be joining @aejohnsonphd at @CTS_Indy as a guest speaker in his intensive week long course, “Rhetoric, Race and Religion.”

We’ll be talking about his #WhiteChurchQuiet hashtag and #EmptyThePews in the context of white evangelicals and race.

#ThursdayThoughts
I’ve also got some analysis of precisely this topic dropping later today with @RDispatches. There’s a PR effort afoot to whitewash white evangelicals’ reputation and distance them from owning Trump ahead of the midterms. I relate in detail why we shouldn’t buy it. #EmptyThePews
And while we’re on this subject, I highly recommend the excellent blog @examinereligion that @aejohnsonphd runs.
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1. Gather round, people of Twitter! It's time for How the #MartyredMajority Lives!

Returning to the last episode's theme of #WhiteChristiansBeingPersecuted, today's episode takes us to Hillsdale, Michigan.

(Credit to @NutMeg897 for the amazing hashtag #MartyredMajority!)
2. Now Hillsdale is home to a hardline conservative Christian "liberal arts" school called Hillsdale College. Incidentally, one of my high school friends from youth group went there. And guess who was invited to give this year's commencement address? Why, none other than @VP.
3. You can see Mike Pence's own thread relating his speech here:

In what follows, I am going to analyze (okay, mock) it blow-by-blow using screenshots. But first, a bit about Hillsdale College, where being persecuted is definitely #HowToEvangelical.
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1. FOX "News" is playing at white Christian persecution complex, so let's give #GoodChristian™ Douglas MacKinnon a little of the "persecution" he so craves. Because, believe me, calling out someone's #ChristianAltFacts is obvs equivalent to them being murdered for their faith.
2. Guess what? Your friend is either delusional, stupid, or dishonest. Unless you made up said "friend" like many of the "facts" in this article. Hey, I'm just asking questions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#EmptyThePews #Exvangelical #HowToEvangelical #HowToCatholic #SaturdayMorning
3. Granted, Christians are persecuted in some parts of the wold, although your adjectives are not exactly quantifiable. But more to the point, you know where that's definitely not happening? In America. Hard to believe, I know.
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Okay, let me save some of you the trouble: no, for white evangelicals, the #StormyDaniels interview will change nothing for them. So please, don't be surprised. #EmptyThePews #WhiteChurchQuiet
Instead be on the lookout for evangelical leaders to double down on their support for Trump. They will question the morals of #StormyDaniels while painting Trump as the victim.
Listen, white evangelicals are not the exemplars of moral virtue. Stop looking to them for examples of what's moral and decent.
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Okay, I feel like another twitter thread. So here goes. I am still thinking about the article in the @nytimes on Black people leaving white churches as I prepare for a keynote address at the conference on Communication ethics. nytimes.com/2018/03/09/us/…
While the story centers on Black people trying to find a home in largely white congregations and eventually leaving, @JLWeisenfeld noted that this is also a story about racial reconciliation.
Anybody who has read any of my work or followed me on Twitter know that I am HIGHLY skeptical of the term "racial reconciliation." here me though; I have no problem with reconciliation. I do believe people can be reconciled.
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There is much buzz going on on social media about this story published by @nytimes: nytimes.com/2018/03/09/us/…. The better title may have been "Black Folks get Woke on #WhiteEvangelical churches and Leave.
So I will take time out of my writing schedule for today to comment on this story. First, much love to the people who shared their stories. In talking with people who found themselves in similar situations, I know it wasn't easy.
But let's be clear: #WhiteEvangelicalism is probably the number one reason people are leaving the church. It's so toxic that even Black people are not immune! It's soul crushing and damaging so much so that you don't want to attend any church.
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All I could find of @DJRarela's memes of #MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail series, 1 #MLKday #MartinLutherKingDay #WhiteChurchQuiet #BLM
All I could find of @DJRarela's memes of #MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail series, 2 #MLKday #MartinLutherKingDay #WhiteChurchQuiet #BLM
All I could find of @DJRarela's memes of #MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail series, 3 #MLKday #MartinLutherKingDay #WhiteChurchQuiet #BLM
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