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World Vision Reverses Course

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Two days ago, World Vision announced that they would hire legally married gay and lesbian individuals. In other words, the organization decided to treat marriage equality as a doctrinal dispute left up to individual Christians and individual Churches rather than as a salvation issue that divided Christian from non-Christian. I reported on this decision earlier today.Following evangelical outcry, and in response to thousands of evangelical Christians ending their child sponsorships through … [Read more...]

What World Vision Says about Evangelical Priorities

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World Vision is a Christian organization that serves children in the third world. It is perhaps well known for its sponsorship program, through which Americans may sponsor needy children in the third world through monthly donations that go to pay for things like school tuition and medical care. This week World Vision demoted the debate over marriage equality to the status of doctrinal dispute on par with that over infant baptism when it changed its policies to allow for the hiring of legally … [Read more...]

Let It Gay? Subversive Messages from Disney’s Frozen

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Over Christmas break I visited my parents to find not only my younger siblings but also my conservative evangelical mother obsessing over Frozen. I was shocked. I had to ask myself---did they even watch the same movie? Did they not see the messages I did? Did they hear the same lyrics? How could they see Frozen and not realize that it was about self acceptance and freedom from others' expectations---and moral standards?It seems at least one blogger did pick up on some of those themes: The ga … [Read more...]

It Matters Too Much Not to Speak

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It may or may not surprise regular readers to hear this, but I have never pushed back against my parents' homophobia. And it's not that it doesn't come up, it does. When it does I don't participate. Instead, I just sit in silence. But I can't justify doing that anymore. I can no longer remain silent.My former coworker Dave was sixteen when he attempted to take his life, ten years ago. He grew up in a Baptist home in a family very involved in church activities, and he could not reconcile his … [Read more...]

Must We Do This Again? Duck Dynasty Edition

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By now you have likely heard that Phil Robertson, star of the Duck Dynasty reality TV show, has been suspended by A&E for making homophobic and racist comments in an interview with GQ. Samantha covers all of this in her blog post, "I used to be a homophobic racist too." And if you're like me and you are facebook friends with conservative evangelical or fundamentalist friends or relatives, you  have probably noticed the quick proliferation of defenses of Robertson's comments. But rather than … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Don’t Care if You Call Yourself a Feminist, pt. 1

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A guest post by Sarah MoonOriginally posted at Sarah Over the MoonIn my time on the feminist internets, I often hear arguments for why EVERYONE should identify as a feminist. “If you think women are people, congrats, you’re a feminist!” “Quit saying ‘I’m not a feminist, but….’ You are a feminist!” Etc., etc., etc. There was a time, when I first became a feminist, when I would have shared quotes saying something similar.But lately, when I see these arguments trying to shame people into … [Read more...]


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