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Transgendering Stonewall: Gay Rights Join the Victimhood Olympics – Tablet Magazine
"The intersectional left revises the history of the gay rights struggle in service of a political agenda that finds virtue in marginalization"
transgender  homosexuality  activism  history  revisionism 
july 2019 by tsuomela
Setting the world on fire for Jesus
"So why did everyone assume that this man was an evangelical Christian?
Because he’s anti-gay.
More specifically, because he’s disproportionately concerned with being anti-gay and he’s choosing to express that concern in a goofy, obnoxious and destructive way.
And in the present age, in 2012 in America, all of that marked this man as an evangelical Christian just as surely as if he were wearing a Jesus-fish necklace and a Newsboys T-shirt."
religion  evangelical  image  belief  homosexuality 
august 2012 by tsuomela
The IndigNation, defending bullies and the martyr Sally Kern | slacktivist
"I have a theory that the central motivation for much of American politics is a manufactured indignation.

This indignation is stoked by the habitual taking of offense, whether or not such offense is actually there to be taken. The cultivation of such offendedness serves two emotional needs: 1) It’s exciting for those whose lives are otherwise kind of dull and pointless-seeming, and 2) It allows the people taking offense to pretend that they are better than those others whose behavior, imagined behavior, or very existence is cited as the pretext for the offense."
politics  indignation  religion  evangelical  glbt  homosexuality  scapegoat 
september 2011 by tsuomela
slacktivist: Sex & Money, part 2
This inconsistency creates the unpleasant suspicion that they are simply people who happen to enjoy having lots of stuff but who don't happen to enjoy gay sex and who have, therefore, conveniently decided to read the Bible in such a way that it blesses the former and damns the latter. There's a strong aroma here of the old speck-and-beam hypocrisy. That sort of self-serving manipulation of the text seems irreconcilable with their insistence that they are acting as the guardians of "the authority of the scriptures."
religion  evangelical  sex  homosexuality  bible  homophobia  culture  america 
june 2010 by tsuomela

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