Posts tagged evangelicalism
Why Do Evangelicals Think Everyone Is Addicted to Porn?

When we pathologize certain behaviors while simultaneously misunderstanding what that pathology actually means, we create a world of fear, a world of shame. We make it impossible for people to differentiate between normal sexual expression and experience and the dangerous, life-altering effects of sexual addiction. And that, of course, is the goal – evangelicalism thrives on the fear of our own bodies, so keeping us in the dark about potential addictions prevents us from actually confronting the idea that we might be sexual beings altogether.

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Complementarian Theology is the Rapist's Wingman

If complementarians continue to refuse examination and interrogation of how their practices of wifely submission open the door to abusive men – because abusers will flock to theologies that justify their actions – then they will continue to be the Larry King to the rapist Bill Cosby. The evangelical church will continue to laugh along with the rapist while his victims look on, horrified.

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Bruce Jenner is Not Your Sermon Illustration

Part of simply existing as we do, as LGBT people with multifarious and beautifully diverse stories to contribute to the world, is resistance to this flattening of the lives we lead. We are not simply one part of this larger story – we have a long, creative existence outside of that evangelical narrative. We have our own relationships to the God of the Universe. And we are living out our stories in the ways best suited to who God created us to be.

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On Not Being a Person: The Relationship Between Rightwing Evangelicalism and Radical Feminism

I forget sometimes, when I am discussing Radical Feminism, if I’m really talking about feminism or the fundamentalist thought I internalized for so many years. The thinking is much the same, when it comes down to it. A woman’s choices are never their own – we are unable to choose for ourselves because we will be vetted constantly, either as representatives of Church of Biblical Womanhood or representatives of the Good Church of Radical Womanhood. Both offer harsh punishment if I fail to perform my femininity correctly; both use male violence as an unstoppable force to keep women from making the “wrong choices.

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