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Happy Halloween, here's a thread of Christian horrors.

#halloween2019 #EmptyThePews
And here's another one because seriously there's nothing scarier:

#TheJesusZone #halloween2019
And okay here’s some more very scary Christian horror:…

#HappyHalloween #EmptyThePews
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1. Alright, people of Twitter, I've waited long enough to get back to documenting my recent trip with @QuiverfullTwee1 and @julieingersoll to Answers in Genesis's Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. So return with me, if you will, into the bizarro world of #TheJesusZone.
@QuiverfullTwee1 @julieingersoll 2. Before leaving things off last time, I laid out The Creation Museum's reductive, Christian supremacist approach to history, which it sums up, like a good sermon outline, in "7 C's":

@QuiverfullTwee1 @julieingersoll 3. If you're interested in how these fundagelical roadside attractions with their #ChristianAltFacts embody conservative, mostly white evangelical authoritarian ideology, see also my friend @QuiverfullTwee1's threads (#FF) on their representation of women

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If you’ve seen my recent (unfinished!) thread on Answers in Genesis’s Creation Museum and/or @QuiverfullTwee1’s thread on AIG’s Ark Encounter, this thread will help you get a handle on the Christian authoritarianism they embody. I’ll be posting more content soon! #EmptyThePews
This is what we were greeted with when we entered Ark Encounter:

And here’s @QuiverfullTwee1’s thread on the representation of women in this very surreal “museum.”


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1. I may not finish this whole thread now, but I’m going to at least start giving you all some details from today’s visit to The Creation Museum with @julieingersoll and @QuiverfullTwee1, with whom I also just imbibed a fair bit of white wine. Tomorrow we hit Ark Encounter!
1. Answers in Genesis, the organization behind The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, is devoted to apologetics for young earth creationism. As a result, The Creation Museum embodies the worst of two American “traditions”—anti-intellectualism and kitschy roadside attractions.
3. Whoops, last tweet should have been 2, not 1. Anyway, The Creation Museum is a pretty surreal place. It falls under what I have elsewhere, with apologies to Rod Serling, called the Jesus Zone. My first #TheJesusZone thread is here:

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1. Attention people of Twitter, ladies, dudes, and enbys, children of all ages (ok actually not for kids)! Embark with me on a journey into a bizarre parallel world often hidden in plain sight, a dark dimension whose denizens seek to transform our own. Let us enter: #TheJesusZone
2. This is going to be a primary-source-based thread focusing on the evangelical children's book Dinosaurs: Those Terrible Lizards, by creationist Duane T. Gish, who got a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Berkeley in 1953 and died in 2013. But before I dive into it, some background.
3. Most of my threads I write more or less spontaneously from ideas I've worked out in my head to varying degrees. This one I've actually been working on, on and off, for weeks. Taking pictures of the book and organizing them, reading up on the history of creationism in the U.S.
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1. People of Twitter, join me, if you will, on a journey into another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of middle America. We call this dimension: The Jesus Zone.

Episode 1: Faith and Fast Food in Deepest Suburbia

#Exvangelical #TheJesusZone
2. If you find yourself in need of lunch deep in rural and suburban middle America, you may be in a bit of a bind. With so little on offer, you may be tempted to stop at an establishment like this one, a properly patriotic McDonald’s franchise that appears normal at first glance.
3. As you go inside, however, you recognize that a few things seem off. No, it’s not just that the franchise, despite signs indicating it is constantly hiring at a rate above minimum wage, is so understaffed and slow that people are giving up on the line and walking out.
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