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Today, we're going to do a brief (lol, brief) review of Evangelical Christian Complementarianism. There have been whole books written on the subject, so this thread is in no way exhaustive. I'll do my best to show my work, and make it as practical as possible.
Before we dive in too deep, it's worth noting that while ECs talk about this topic a lot, they don't agree, particularly on the practical applications.
For example, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) has a statement of faith on their website: cbmw.org/about/statemen…
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The Christian Right is the biggest threat to democracy and human rights in the US. White evangelicals are Trump's base. Their stolen disproportionate power is the main reason Americans can't have nice things like effective universal healthcare

#Exvangelical #EmptyThePews #Resist
If you don't understand the ideology conservative Christians use to object to welfare and universal healthcare, here's a thread to get you started:



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“The young missionary's family released a statement saying that Chau had nothing but love for the Sentinelese and they forgive those responsible for his death.”

You can’t love people you know nothing about and objectify as a mission field, and Chau is responsible for his death.
For my commentary on John Chau’s missionary efforts and death, see:

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See also my takedown of “respectable” evangelical defensiveness around the Chau affair. Toxic white Christian supremacist evangelical ideology fostered the bad behavior that got him killed #NotYourMissionField #Exvangelical #EmptyThePews #MondayMotivation

chrisstroop.com/2018/11/29/eva…
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This "study" obvs had first-rate methodology; it distinguishes between those super-really-important-how-dare-PRRI-and-Pew-ignore-them categories of self-identified evangelicals and "evangelicals by belief."

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What's wrong with what sounds like a reasonable sociological distinction to make? The more salient sociological difference here is between white evangelicals and evangelicals of color. Lifeway's approach obscures those differences to make white evangelicals look better.
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1. Don't be taken in by that @saletan piece in @Slate trying to distance evangelicals from Trump. It's part of a PR blitz by slick evangelical leaders and their allies who are skilled at gaining an undeserved image of moderation:

rewire.news/religion-dispa…

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2. While the vast majority of white evangelicals share the views of Falwell and Jeffress, who @saletan inaccurately calls "un-Christian," a number of in fact hardline conservative white evangelical leaders who have criticized Trump give cover to extremists. @Saletan was taken in.
3. The piece I linked in the first tweet above will give you a primer on why Ed Stetzer's "moderate" image is smoke and mirrors derived from intellectual dishonesty. Let's take a look at some of the other usual suspects, beginning with @MJGerson.

chrisstroop.com/2018/03/14/the…
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"God laid you on my heart." = "I'm about to get all up in your business and invade your privacy." #EvangelicalIntoEnglish
"Love the sinner, hate the sin." = "I'm fine exploiting your time, money, and resources while simultaneously oppressing you because of who you are." #EvangelicalIntoEnglish
"You just need to read your Bible and pray more." = "It's your fault you're in the bad situation you're in and it's up to you to fix it." #EvangelicalIntoEnglish
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