I consider myself #ExVangelical, but still religious. I went to a private ev school, but attended more Catholic mass than Baptist services. I say all this because I had NO IDEA what evangelicals were up to because my school was run by the most incompetent con artists. 1/
Yes, they taught by The Book, and had the corporal punishment and Dobson parenting book giveaways and all that. But most of their teachers were partying with the students or each other, so piety wasn't practiced. 2/
And oh my word, there was no way in hell my mom was going to let anyone lay hands on me or my big sis. So their manipulative, racist framework never really got off the ground with us. And I honestly am thankful for that, after seeing how badly most others fared under ev'ism. 3/
Thanks to Twitter, and many many people like @C_Stroop, I've learned a lot about what so many were taught that I was SUPPOSED to know/live by, but didn't. And thanks to Twitter, I've found wonderful follows who led me to @ThatRabbiCohen 's #GrowingGan series. 4/
When I took the pilot series, my goal was to find a better way to relate to the divine, as I didn't want to lose faith, but the faith I grew up in is pretty toxic on many levels. Gan has done this in spades, and it has really helped me spiritually. 5/
I wish I had a lot of evangelical followers so I could tell them to knock it off, but I suppose I don't because I'm not drawn to that sort of supremacist proselytizing. If you are reading this, and you're giving non-Christians crap today, knock it off. 6/
Seriously. If someone comes to you with questions about your faith, by all means, dive in! But once a person tells you they aren't interested, even if they decline to say what their faith looks like, just stop. 7/
Honestly, it would be nice if evangelicals broke away from supporting the Southern Strategy and ideological takeovers of public education. It's embarrassing to be Christian when so much of it is so hate-filled. There's good reason so many people are leaving ev institutions. 8/8

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