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Tag Archives: fundamentalism

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Thoroughly Modern Millies

“There are those, I suppose, Think we’re mad, heaven knows The world has gone to rack and to ruin …” Opening lyrics to theme song from “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Fundamentalist Christians no longer call themselves by that name. They want to distance themselves from fundamentalists

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Fundamentalism and Homophobia

There is an excellent essay titled, “The Fundamentalist Agenda,” by Davidson Loehr. Although there are parts within it with which I don’t agree, it deserves to be read in its entirety, as it gets at the root of the exclusion of all those who don’t

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I Don’t Understand Fundamentalists

Listen to the podcast episode I don’t understand fundamentalists. I wish I did. It would make things a whole lot easier. If I understood them, I’d know how to talk to them, how to convince them that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith

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Episode 11: The Soulforce Equality Ride stops at Bob Jones University

Read the related article The eleventh podcast, or “Godcast” from Whosoever: An Online Magazine for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Christians, is a special edition featuring the Soulforce Equality Ride stop at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition, Whosoever editor Candace Chellew

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An Encounter with the Church Lady

At lunch the other day, I struggled through yet another challenging conversation with my good friend, the Church Lady. She doesn’t really look like Dana Carvey, and I’m sure she wouldn’t appreciate being satirized on Saturday Night Live. But she knows I’m writing this essay

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Gay Fundamentalist

God touched my life many years ago. I learned to have a relationship with God and morphed into an evangelical fundamentalist. I was an elder in a church where we all knew gays were horrible evil creatures with an agenda. In a loveless marriage, I

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How Faiths Fight Fires

Recently, just as an ecumenical gathering was commencing, a secretary rushed in shouting, “The building is on fire!” The Methodists gathered in a corner and prayed. The Baptists cried, “Where is the water?” The Quakers quietly praised God for blessings that fire brings. The Lutherans