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    Mr. Universe Pete!'s Avatar
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    I found this to be a very interesting read, with a particularly scathing punchline: Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel.

    If all you knew about Christianity came from a close reading of the New Testament, you’d expect that Christians would be hostile to wealth, emphatic in protection of justice, sympathetic to the point of personal pain toward the sick, persecuted and the migrant, and almost socialist in their economic practices. None of these consistent Christian themes served the interests of slave owners, so pastors could either abandon them, obscure them, or flee.

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    Let them eat cheese flan Nancy's Avatar
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    "You will know a tree by its fruit." I got a shiver up my spine when I read that. Thanks for sharing, Pete.

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    Loves ponies. Hates phonies. Regina Phalange's Avatar
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    Nailed it

    Why is the religious right obsessed with subjects like abortion while unmoved by the plight of immigrants, minorities, the poor, the uninsured, and those slaughtered in pointless gun violence? No white man has ever been denied an abortion. Few if any white men are affected by the deportation of migrants. White men are not kept from attending college by laws persecuting Dreamers. White evangelical Christianity has a bottomless well of compassion for the interests of straight white men, and not a drop to be spared for anyone else at their expense. The cruelty of white evangelical churches in politics, and in their treatment of their own gay or minority parishioners, is no accident. It is an institution born in slavery, tuned to serve the needs of Jim Crow, and entirely unwilling to confront either of those realities.

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