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The awkward ritual of having to condemn violence by people who believe your own rhetoric about Satanic baby-killers

The awkward ritual of having to condemn violence by people who believe your own rhetoric about Satanic baby-killers November 28, 2015

I’m just going to post these tweets here as a reference point so we can pick this conversation up later after I get back from the Big Box.

Every once in a while, some disturbed person absorbs the language and logic of white evangelicalism’s Satanic baby-killer fantasies and, not realizing it’s all a disingenuous game, acts on it. “Pro-life” evangelicals are then forced to condemn that person’s actions in an awkward dance that forces them to admit, at least implicitly, that they do not take their own words and arguments seriously — and thus that no one else should take them seriously either.

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