Felicia Day summarizes what I’m trying to say to right-wing white evangelicals

“I know it feels good to belong to a group, to feel righteous in belonging to a cause, but causing fear and pushing people away from gaming is not the way to go about doing it. Think through the repercussions of your actions and the people you are aligning yourself with.” [Read more…]

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Thinking outside the Hitler-shaped box

Half a point to Robert Oscar Lopez for trying to inject a bit of variety into right-wing, sky-is-falling hyperbole. Just calling everybody Hitler all the time gets a bit dull, doesn’t it? Let’s see more culture warriors follow his lead and branch out. [Read more…]

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Who do you say that I am?: Putting the ‘post-‘ in ‘post-evangelical’ (part 1)

American evangelicals changed the way they answer the question “Who do we say that we are?” And that means, inevitably, that they have also — consciously or not — changed the way they answer the question “Who do you say that I am?” For Christians, that’s a rather important question. Changing our answer to that bedrock question shouldn’t be something that happens without serious, conscious consideration. And yet that’s what happened. [Read more…]

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The Satanic Panic arose from abortion politics

Rather suddenly — in about a decade — white evangelical politics, identity, piety and dogma were rewritten and recentered around the assertion that a wicked Other was murdering babies. Toward the end of that decade, a con-man comedian became one of the top-selling white evangelical recording artists by concocting grisly horror stories about wicked Others who murdered babies. Toward the end of that decade, a moral panic swept the country, driven by a fear of a shadowy conspiracy of, yes, wicked Others who murdered babies. [Read more…]

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Charisma gives no apology, no explanation for its deleted pro-genocide article

Charisma has provided no comment, no explanation, no acknowledgement, and no apology. They have not denounced the vanished article or in any other way attempted to distance themselves from its enthusiasm for genocide. They just went all Minitrue, pretending as if nothing ever happened at all. [Read more…]

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So who is this Gary Cass guy?

Gary Cass is the pro-violence, pro-death guy who wants to kill a billion human beings. The rest is just trivia and details. I mean, once you announce that you’re advocating violence and the death of 2.6 million American citizens, the rest of your résumé becomes pretty irrelevant. [Read more…]

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Charisma is trying to get missionaries killed

Gary Cass is deliberately inciting violence against innocents — Muslim children and families, Sikhs and other frequent victims of “mistaken identity” in anti-Muslim vigilanteism, Christian missionaries in the Muslim world. Charisma is participating in and enabling that incitement of violence. [Read more…]

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Charismanews.com goes full-on Hutu radio

Cass and Charisma are not merely “Islamophobic” — this is the language of genocide. This is Hutu radio stuff. Cass is trying to incite violence and Charisma magazine is eagerly amplifying his voice. We’ve heard this before. This is what evil sounds like. [Read more…]

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