there is this woman who would show up to local anti-BLM protests in our little town of Gresham and I just found out she got arrested for participating in storming the capitol on January 6th.
I remember her because she would be dressed to the nines in high heels and a cute little dress and all the old white guys with their guns and their flags would fall all over to "protect" her from antifa.
which is kind of hilarious because I was the dreaded antifa--me, the middle aged mom with her Christian signs just trying to interrupt the livestreams of these "patriots" and confuse the heck out of them.
Anyways, turns out she is the vice Chairwoman of the young republicans of Oregon! So hey: the rot is all the way to the core, it is in the youth, and it's here in "progressive" Oregon. and we've got to be talking about this more. oregonlive.com/politics/2021/…
something also making me giggle on this terrible morning is all of these patriots don't wear masks and like to get up in your grill and scream at you, also they livestream themselves constantly so yes, they are extremely easy to identify when they commit treason.
@AaronMesh @chriskeizur would love to see more local reporting on this!

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12 Jan
hi if you want to visually see the two directions Christianity is headed in the US, check out the Amazon best sellers for "Christianity and Social Issues" amazon.com/gp/bestsellers…
and please buy the books from @JemarTisby, @austinchanning, and @knikondeha and bump some of those other folks waaaaay down to the back of the line
ok, still thinking this over. progressive Christians are wanting to learn about race, and conservatives are freaking the hell out about communism/socialism/"the left"
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11 Jan
I love everyone who is grieving today. I really do.
I know pastors and pundits like to talk about unity in these times but so much of the scriptures are the raw sounds of grief at a God who lets terrible things happen in the world, who created humans who do terrible things to each other.
Today my daughter was so mad about every little thing. Finally I whispered to her "I think deep down you are feeling sad, and you have a lot to be sad about." She instantly slumped into me.
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11 Jan
hey so Christian nationalism is the most dangerous threat to my neighbors here in the US.
also that is the faith community I come from and I am still trying to be someone who takes Jesus seriously to the point of orchestrating my entire life around his words
and my body, brain, and soul just . . . ache.
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7 Jan
just because I can feel the fingers of pastors and christian influencers itching to "fix" this little teensy hiccup we had yesterday with a facebook post about unity and bridge-building and get back to being the great old USA, let me remind you:
the problem in the united states is not polarization.

it was and is white supremacy.
as much as I focus on being ashamed, enraged, and in despair over white christian patriarchal nationalists--and I wish more people who come from those camps would do the same--there is something else I woke up thinking about.
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5 Jan
Honestly don't think you could have designed a better example than Trump to test the limits of the Republican party. And guess what? They have none.

In a way it's really good to know.
All of y'all still talking about building bridges and working across the aisle is . . . good for you I guess. But I don't like working with people who have already shown you clearly that all they care about is retaining power.
(this doesn't mean Democrats don't have many of the same issues, but my word how the mighty moral majority has fallen head over heels for Trump and this new special kind of blatant authoritarianism.)
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1 Jan
not exactly metaphorical, and yes because I am passionate about Jesus
I'm not surprised when pushback comes from people who work at places like Hillsong, but it's still depressing. Hillsong and Bethel are not just "a few communities." They currently are the bedrock of the worship industrial complex.
And I am saying we need to look at the fruit. Sean Feucht, Kim Walker-Smith and Lauren Daigle have all been involved in super-spreader events in the US, where the core focus has been to gather and sing these songs (and to buy CDs/merch). This absolutely matters.
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