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Nov 24 • 26 tweets • 4 min read
I was supposed to be nano-wrimo-ing but I was distracted by thinking about that book, "The Case for Christian Nationalism"
So I started writing an essay "The Case Against Christian Nationalism" and just added that to my word count
I ended up writing out what I intuit to be the core American Christian Nationalism beliefs, although worded in my own way --
Nov 21 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
I should just block this annoyance, but I wanted to throw out a question first: do you think he ACTUALLY believes this kind of bullshit sincerely, and if so, why?
Like... oh, everything about economics and employment and just trying to survive forces you into a car all the time? Well... just find some way to shove 20 minutes of toiling at a treadmill into your already exhausting day!
Oct 20 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Yes, and I think we need a better framing when Christians object to theocratic, nationalist, or otherwise right wing Christian doctrine/behavior **on theological terms**
Like a concise way of saying "their Christianity is not my Christianity, and in fact, as a Christian, I find their Christianity to be abhorrent" without resorting to the "fake Christian" framing, and without just replicating the whole "heretic!" thing.
Oct 20 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I peg "worshiping the filibuster" as a major effort of the balancers, whose primary motivation is ensuring there's never a powerful left
I used to buy a book that would come out annually called “the top ten censored stories of [year]”
They were rarely truly literally CENSORED
They were just stories you probably missed because they didn’t get much media play
Jul 2 • 68 tweets • 10 min read
Based on sub-discussions that got kinda messy, I wanted to revisit some of the basic things that I have observed about the anti-abortion movement over the years regarding their underlying moral reasoning
Because a lot of the things that look at first glance like hypocrisy (not acting in accordance to professed moral beliefs) are actually evidence of moral beliefs that are so hideous they’re expressed in euphemisms even among insiders.
Jul 1 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
This thread is exactly right, in a way, but I still would quibble with it for the simple reason that “real true belief” is complicated
I think this is yet another area where the gerontocracy is failing us, because the people who really UNDERSTAND the threat of Christian nationalism, the ones who were raised with it and left, are my age & younger.
I’m basing this on my recent realization that one of the reasons my parents put me through such a horrible experience with the church is that they **legitimately did not know** what my experiences as a teenage girl were like compared to their experiences as grown adults.
It’s wild how these guys are always “what would the founding fathers do?” Until the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT SET UP THE US AS A FUCKING THEOCRACY and then all of a sudden they want to… amend the constitution… to make it so we use the Bible instead of the constitution?
Jul 1 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
And the young people have nothing to lose & aren’t going to ait still for it
The problem with an out-of-control scotus overturning settled law willy-nilly is that it kind of creates a situation where there's no such thing as settled law anymore, which is not only extremely not GOOD it's also no way to run a country.
Jun 30 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
These SCOTUS mofos should be as scared as medieval kings with food tasters
The entire fascist right should be unwelcome in OUR spaces.
By which I mean: “blue” cities
Even the reddest states have blue cities and the fascists who have taken power there go to those cities for fun, conferences, nice meals, the opera, baseball, whatever.
Jun 30 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Interesting. One of the things I noticed as an on-the-ground evangelical in the 1980s was that doctrines & practice varied a lot from church to church & even in the same church over time.
For example, all the church leaders would go to this one conference & come back & all of a sudden everybody was getting rid of their TV and passing out pamphlets about the satanic dangers of rock music.
Jun 30 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
This is true and might well be why there seems to be a flurry of trollish types that pretend to be defending Democrats by telling us not to call out for more action from them.
I swear to god the lackluster & even perverse White House response to the Fall of Roe is making me reconsider wild conspiracy theories about what’s really going on with top Dems that past me would have thought were obviously nonsense.