Saturday Link Love: Saying Sorry, Dating Advice, and Killing Coyotes

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

#ItsNotUs: Being Evangelical Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry, on Religion Dispatches—“TThe defenders of “respectable” evangelicalism were out in force in 2017. In newspapers, magazines, and National Public Radio programs, they delivered a consistent message. That group of Trump-loving, Roy-Moore-supporting evangelicals? “It’s not us.”

What Happened When I Got All of My Dating Advice From My Evangelical Church, on The Cut—“I was the tallest girl in my grade at my suburban Orange County church, and taller than almost all of the boys. That is, until Nathan’s family began attending our services.”

SPLC reaches agreement with Mississippi to reinstate over 100,000 driver’s licenses suspended for non-payment of fines, on Southern Poverty Law Center—“‘Poverty is not a traffic crime,’ Brooke said. ‘There is a growing recognition across the country that people should not face additional punishment just because of their poverty, and that includes taking away their driver’s licenses when they can’t pay fines.'”

The Crazy Reason Why Killing Coyotes Won’t Get Rid of Them, on Skepchick—“Coyotes are everything that we want America to be about: clever, beautiful, and able to adapt and overcome extreme obstacles. Here’s hoping we stop idiot humans from basically making a non-problem into a huge problem.”

How America Is Transforming Islam, in The Atlantic—“Like other U.S. Muslims of her generation, Ahmed has spent a lifetime toggling between various aspects of her identity. She got to prom night by promising her mother she’d go with a gay guy.”

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