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The thing is, prominent evangelical leaders are indeed branding savvy—really, really branding savvy. They took the American corporate ethos to church.

What they’re in denial about is that they can’t rebrand their way out of the current crisis. The public has had enough.
That doesn’t mean we’ve won. White evangelicals are not wrong that they’re in the fight of their lives, and they fight dirty.

The US mainstream needs to wake up and understand that the rest of us are in that fight too, whether we want to be or not

#TuesdayThoughts #EmptyThePews
The battle lines are no less than democracy vs. authoritarianism. The inclusive vs. the unreconstructed. Civil and human rights vs. minority-imposed theocracy with its systematic and deliberate denial of rights to minorities, women, and the LGBTQ community. Those are the stakes.
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I’m finally reading Pure by @LindaKayKlein, and I’ve decided to tweet a thread of quotes and observations over however long it takes me to finish. I’ve just started, and I’m already impressed by the prose and the insights.

#Exvangelical #PurityCulture #EmptyThePews #ChurchToo
On page 3, Klein brilliantly links Freud’s concept of the taboo to the evangelical understanding of a stumbling block. Freud: “A person may become permanently or temporarily taboo” if this person incites “forbidden desires of others” and awakens “the ambivalent conflict in them.”
Klein:

“After all, my sexual energy, sometimes off-color humor, and the ‘50s pinup va-va-voom of the hips I’d recently acquired were already worrying some in my community.”

“I was taboo—guarded and guarded against—long before I had ever done anything ‘wrong.’”

She was sixteen.
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