Can progressives reclaim “religious freedom” from Trump and the evangelical right? | Salon.com

Rachel Laser of Americans United noted that all these efforts reflect how the religious right feels “very emboldened in the time of the Trump-Pence administration," and hopes "to change the Zeitgeist around religious freedom in this country and redefine it to mean the right to cause harm to someone based on your religious views.” Her …

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John Chau Does NOT Meet the Measures for Christian Martyrdom

News reports of a young Christian's violent death at the hands of the Sentinelese people has captured the world's attention this week. Martyrdom is the endurance of bodily death in witness to the Christian religion. ---Dominic Prummer O.P. John Allen Chau is being hailed a martyr by some and an arrogant and reckless, renegade zealot …

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‪The “Great Commission” is NOT what Fundamentalist Evangelicals Say‬

We have record in the Christian New Testament Gospels (Matthew 28:18-20) that Jesus commanded his Disciples (those immediately in front of him at the time he spoke) to “go into all the world” on his supreme authority, in order to make yet other disciples, by teaching them what Jesus himself taught and by baptizing them …

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A Crystal Clear Statement on Gay and Lesbian Marriage

Precursory Statement on LGBTQA* Shaming/guilting and shunning LGBTQ+ within reparative and conversion therapies is always wrong. Instead, we all should focus on identity exchange and spiritual health (See also, HERE). I firmly and clearly state that LGBTQA persons can be/are born with their sexual orientation latent. Also, although there are only two biological sexes (male …

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A Response to Kirk Cameron’s ‘Formula to Save America’ in “Monumental”

Recently, a (conservative, charismatic evangelical) family member sent me a YouTube video excerpt of Kirk Cameron's "Monumental." The excerpted video shows a "formula to save America." The video and its original are nothing more than Christofascist propaganda for creating a Christian quasi-theocracy in the USA. Here is my response: Let me begin by declaring a …

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How, When and Why Christian Dominionists (Christofascists) Bulldogged American Politics

Media went with 'soccer mom' most people had no idea she was '#WhiteEvangelical mom' https://t.co/hr1oKMbXRJ — Reader Adrift (@ReaderAdrift) November 7, 2018 And wrt this current administration. Media went with 'economic populism' Not #ChristianNationalism https://t.co/6xy4YQyp9i — Reader Adrift (@ReaderAdrift) November 7, 2018 Here's the Washington Post's religion writer poo pooing coverage of Dominionism as 'overhyped'. …

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Jackie Hill Perry: Stop Telling Gay People They’ll Become Straight If They Become Christian

"The heterosexual gospel is one that encourages SSA men and women to come to Jesus so that they can be straight, or it says that coming to Jesus ensures that they will be sexually attracted to the opposite sex," explains Perry. "It usually sounds like, 'I know you're struggling with being gay. I can promise you, if …

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Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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