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Angie Jay @AngieJayHuman
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We are ex-evangelicals. If you are a corrupt, evangelical leader, you should fear us. We are here to shed light in all of the dark corners of your world. You have protected these dark spaces at great cost to us, to all of us. #EmptyThePews #Exvangelical @thelifeafterorg
The people who own the scars due to the protection of this darkness have found their voices, and we will expose your rot, your corruption, your filth, your lies.

Our screaming voices will not be silenced by people who are desperate to keep power and privilege.
We are here to seek justice. We will speak these truths boldly for ourselves and for the souls who have died in your war.

The LGBTQ+ community is full of your victims. They are told they are an abomination, and they believe this lie until it kills them.
Our voices will drown out your hatred and provide support to the ones you throw away like trash. The power to stifle love of self and the love of ANYONE else is being ripped from your fingers, so fear us.

Those who battle mental illness are also amongst your victims.
Science offers solutions to real problems, but you declare these solutions to be “tricks of the devil.” In place of true healing, you offer mere prayer. How many graves are filled with people who cried out into the abyss for help?
When their symptoms remained, they were accused of lacking faith. We will combat the advice of your Christian “counselors” with evidence and facts. People will know there is true healing for their pain.
When the sick finally become well, they can be convinced of your lies no longer, so fear us.

People of color, who have value to you only when used as pawns in your schemes, are here and strong.
#BlackLivesMatter #EmptyThePews
Leading the battles to expose the roots of racism within your doctrines that have kept them oppressed, their stories are in stark contrast to the “love” you preach out of only one side of your mouth from your “non-politicized” pulpits.
#BlackLivesMatter #EmptyThePews
As your shepherds try to herd once-sleeping flocks, their voices will unmask the racist, energize-the-Nazis messages you wrap in scripture. The excuses to cage children and incarcerate those you wish to remain enslaved will be called out.
#BlackLivesMatter #EmptyThePews
The world is waking up because of these voices, so fear us.

For all who suffered abuse by the hands of “godly authorities” and lost innocence due to toxic messages about purity and patriarchy, we will provide a safe haven.
The griefs of their childhood will be given space to heal, free of toxic messages about the purity that was ripped from them. Voices will be found in this space. The voices you once silenced will become fierce, and they will join us in this battle.
#ChurchToo #EmptyThePews
Our stories will expose the harms your purity culture unleashed on the world, so fear us.

Women have suffered in silence under the misogyny dripping from your ancient texts for far too long. We will be blamed for the fall of man no longer.
#ChurchToo #EmptyThePews
Here, we escape from the tombs into which you preached our ambitions, and we define our own roles. Being proverbial wives is not our goal. We seek authenticity and wholeness as autonomous, equal humans. We are fit for any calling we choose.
#ChurchToo #EmptyThePews
Our bodies, your beginning, are here for far more than the sacred role of motherhood and the disregarded role of servile helper to the desires of men. I assure you, the work of the women once silenced by your messages of shame, will bring greater rewards than mere praise.
Our work will LEAD the charge in bringing the change you dread, so fear us.

#ChurchToo #EmptyThePews

You have so many dark corners. If you have participated in these atrocities in the past, fear us. If you stand in the way of our justice now, fear us.
If you excuse the actions of the abusers amongst you, fear us. If you call on us to forgive without holding our abusers accountable, fear us.

We will bring a reckoning upon any immoral leaders in the evangelical community.
Our voices and our stories are the only weapons we need to fight in your war. You should have expected us. You raised an army, after all. I can only imagine your shock. The children upon whom you once gazed adoringly as we sang, “I’m in the Lord’s Army” have grown up.
We have rejected the toxic doctrines that caused our wounds. We have laid down the weapons of judgment and hate that you taught us to wield against the world, and now we are on a new mission. We refuse to let you inflict further wounds on humanity.
Your scarred but strong soldiers have joined forces on the side of truth, justice, and change, so fear us.

#EmptyThePews #Exvangelical #DevoutlyHuman @thelifeafterorg @exvangelicalpod @millenneagram @AiringGrief
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