Worthwhile Reads: Fundamentalist Religion and Real Life

As I put together these four links, I tried to figure out if there was a common theme. Finally I found one: all four deal with how fundamentalist and conservative evangelical religion, especially through formulas and tropes that become “true” through constant repetition, can affect real people’s real lives negatively.

Guest Post: Pray Together or Stay Together, by Sarah, on Permission to Live

Is This Real Life? The Reproductive Rights Version, by Larkin Callaghan

Purity Balls: Disempowering Young Women with Help from their Dads, on Change.org

My So-Called Ex-Gay Life, on American Prospect

About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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