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i was born into the southern baptist church. my grandfather was my pastor for the first decade of my life. i was "born again" when i was 6 after a particularly terrifying sermon about hell. i spent 32 years in white evangelical churches, and it fucked me up in a lot of ways 🧵
i attended bob jones academy, a conservative fundamentalist christian school where interracial dating was banned until the year of their lord 2000. i was taught that the bible is 100% literally true/historically accurate and that the earth is 4-6k years old don't ask questions
the #purityculture movement of the 90s and 00s shaped the way i viewed sexuality, gender, marriage, and divorce--basically that sex is a sin anywhere outside the context of a cis/het monogamous marriage. and it motivated me to get married at 21, which is my single greatest regret
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#evangelicals I am sick and tired of yall making excuses for your shitty behavior and the shitty behavior of your religious and political leaders!!
I am fucking exhausted from trying to give you the benefit of the doubt when you have NOT ONCE earned it.
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The whole point of #evangelicalism is and always has been to make everyone like you. To eradicate anything or anyone that does not look or pray or believe or sound like you. Because that is uncomfortable to you, and you do not know how to be uncomfortable.
From the “jesus movement” crusades to the “pro-life” movement to the storming of our nation’s Capitol yesterday, it is nothing short of genocidal. Enough is enough. You are going to be the death of all of us.
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An important book for the #MeToo/#ChurchToo era and the season of denominational conferences...

"This Is Our Message: Women's Leadership in the New Christian Right" by @esj312
#evangelicalism #gender #church #OurMessage… Image
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1/More #courtevangelicalism w/ Tim Wildmon & Richard Land on the Todd Starnes Show. Wildmon is head of the American Family Association-- a long time Xtian Right organization. Land is the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and former SBC leader.…
2/They are on Starnes's show to talk about Franklin Graham's June 2 call for prayer on behalf of Donald Trump.…
3/ Signers of Graham's call for prayer include #courtevangelicals Robert Jeffress, Michelle Bachmann, David Barton, Gary Bauer, Mike Bickle, Tim Clinton, Kenneth & Gloria Copeland, James Dobson, Mike Evans, Jerry Falwell Jr, Jentezen Franklin, Jim Garlow, Jack Graham, John Hagee,
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Glad to be part of this convo! Need to define terms to begin:
Here are a few helpful ways I think of #racism:
Racism = Prejudice + Power to impact the lives and futures of the “other”. #LiberatingEvangelicalism 1/
Racism = the implementation of structural, systemic, legal and/or political hierarchy of human belonging based on arbitrary physical features. #LiberatingEvangelicalism 2/
Racism = the #racialization of society’s systems and structures by #intent OR by #impact. 3/#LiberatingEvangelicalism
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141) "It is worth noting that Dominionism has also long-resonated with, and helped to develop contemporary White nationalism, neo-confederate ideology and White supremacism."… …
142) The 'Religious Right' was built on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement.… …
143} ''There's a growing divide in 'Evangelical' Christianity and it has a lot to do with race.''… …
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