"Save the Children" is a frequent Fundagelical battle cry. Anita Bryant used it in her anti-gay campaign in the '70s and recently, it was resurrected as a battle cry against transgender bathroom use. The argument went something like this: some pervert can just put on a dress and walk into the woman's restroom while your … Continue reading Save the Children.
The Religious Right and the Religious Left were watching this week as United Methodist Church delegates met in St. Louis. Two critical issues topped the agenda for the denomination to decide. One was about pensions and the other about how the denomination would respond to LGBTQ people. The denominational delegates would decide if the UMC … Continue reading United Methodist Not United Anymore
Amazon announced it would do an Anita Bryant movie written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Anita Bryant for the younger folk reading this was a 1970's religious right anti-gay rights activist. She had been a runner up in the in the Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant, charted a few songs as a singer and was the … Continue reading Just because I oppress you is no reason to dislike me.
Satan, rock-n-roll, and liberal Hollywood are three things Fundagelicals love to rant about. I grew up listening to my Southern Baptist preacher warn against the evils of rock-n-roll and attended a private Christian High School that warned about the demons infesting the music industry, movie industry, and Magic 8 Ball industry. Thanks to Right Wing … Continue reading Demons, Rock-n-roll, and Hollywood: A Fundagelical Conspiracy Trifecta!
I've mentioned before that I read a lot of religious websites and blogs. Occasionally while following links and clicking through related searches, I fall down a rabbit hole. This time, I landed on an article by Kelsey Burke. In the article called "What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards," Burke discusses some of … Continue reading Fundagelicals Get Their Sexual Freak On.
Jack Chick's first anti-LGBTQ tract was called "The Gay Blade" it was originally written in 1972 and later updated in 1984. It's currently out of print. The little pamphlet decries how gay activist have the nerve to demand equal rights! After all, in Chick's world, Christians should be able to discriminate against those they call … Continue reading Anti-LGBTQ-The Twisted World of Jack Chick
Growing up Fundagelical, I was exposed to “Chick Tracts.” For the uninitiated, these were small pamphlets with cartoons that were used to evangelize. Jack Chick, the originator of these tracts, helped to promote so much of what is wrong with Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism today. He didn’t stop at just sharing a simple gospel message; he … Continue reading Death Cookie- The Twisted World of Jack Chick
Fundagelicals live in a bubble. I was raised in a little fundagelical bubble myself. My family was all fundagelical. We went to a fundagelical church. Our social activities revolved around the church and most of my social interactions were with other fundagelicals. I went to a fundagelical private school. Every person I knew was a … Continue reading When Satan’s Minions Look Like Your Children.