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[0] https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/still-e...

[1] https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/the-las...

Two other recent articles on Christian Evangelicals, their history, and relation with Trump/Politics. I find this article to be an interesting one in juxtaposition with them, especially the history included in the Last Temptation [1], which points out the history of Evangelicals included a strong anti-slavery component at one point and the later division with Fundamentalism (which is called out in this linked article).

Very well written. I grew up in the evangelical church - learning the truth about the movement's role perpetuating slavery and racism took far longer than it should have because of many of the themes touched on in the article. This is a strong argument for people of faith to speak out against the evil being done under the cover of Christianity.

The website is offline for me. Here’s an Archive.org snapshot:


I feel ashamed that these people live in the same country as I do. The article certainly does explain a lot about why our country is the way it is. What a nasty, disgusting culture. Yet somehow, I'm supposed to have something in common with these people? I shouldn't just dismiss them as hateful idiots? That notion is beyond ridiculous.

Painful, powerful.

I would be interested in hearing a thoughtful rebuttal, but I won't hold my breath.

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