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It's another fine post, even though disturbing in parts. I appreciate your curation of other writers and journalists. I couldn't get the video from LA Times. Required a subscription, at least as far as I could tell. The article on the men's anti-abortion movement was spooky and creepy, especially after recently viewing The Handmaids Tale. The Handmaids Tale already had too much resonance. Then came the doc on Bill Gothard and the Duggers. Now this article, well-written. There is definitely a cult-like flavor and fervor to this branch of the Right that melts into Trumpism and Christian Nationalism like a glove. Maybe not a glove. The Right is and probably always will be fractured into different true-believer camps and opportunists too. The House GOP, case in point! Responding to such zealotry (absolutism, divine certainty, and passion) is not easy. Not least, the discussions about faithful use of Scripture, legal and theological understandings of personhood, and human rights (sometimes in tension) can be challenging! Do you know any source or resource that deals with the issue of abortion and personhood in a good comprehensive way: theologically, philosophically, legally (law and social justice), and scientifically (all relevant disciplines)? I haven't found any yet.... I appreciate the article on Mit Romney too and the caution against making him a model of moderate Republicanism and even "principled" hero. And I enjoyed the first session on Zoom last night. You are in my prayers- your family too.... I am enjoying Robert P. Jones' new book too.
Wow, Angela! It will take me two weeks to chase down all the links 🔗
This is a copy of a comment I left just now on your article you wrote in July. I read it a few minutes ago. I wrote my first piece about Christian Nationalism this week. If you have time, please read it. I have written with my Christian friends in mind, but not getting a lot of reaction, so far. I'm very concerned for the cultish aspects of the Trumpism surrounding us. However, my husband and I have actually found an Evangelical church (non-denominational).whose leadership and most members are not Trumpers. Two years ago, God used my husband to get us out of a church full of Trumpers. I still consider the people to be Christian, but sadly deceived in that regard. Other non Trumpers are the publishers of "Christianity Today." I still get a lot out of their magazine. Thank God not all Evangelicals have drunk the Trump Kool aid!