not your grandma’s pastor (altho gmas love me); freelance filmmaker/editor; white supremacy is destroying us; everyone has pronouns (I use he/him)
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I’d like to take a moment to quote from that liberal, left-leaning, socialist manifesto that evangelicals can’t actually stand: the Bible.
Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged.
He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people…"
Aug 22, 2018 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
The Holy Bible is made of 66+ books written by different communities with different agendas for different purposes.
It has never said just one thing. What matters is the lens you bring to it. (And we all have a lens — *especially* the people who swear they don’t.)
I get hit for focusing on some things at the exclusion of others.
No shit, Sherlock. It’s utterly impossible to not do that.
Jul 23, 2018 • 23 tweets • 5 min read
“IT’S ADAM AND EVE, NOT ADAM AND STEVE!!"
This hateful anti-gay rhetoric is shouted in #Philadelphia (1993), starring those giants in their field, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
I saw it in the theaters when I was 10. I’ll never forget that line.
Of course, similar rhetoric, cleverly rhymed or not, remains today in anti-LGBTQ+ Christian hit pieces.
It comes down to Genesis, they often say. Adam and Eve, man and woman. That’s how it was meant to be.
May 14, 2018 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
Friendly reminder, in this time of evangelical Christianity dominating popular conceptions around what it means to follow Jesus —
The actual “end of days” that the Bible talks about is not about violence and mayhem, but peace with justice.
I have some receipts, fwiw.
Revelation, that Biblical book over which fundamentalist Christians love to (piously) orgasm, lays it out:
“See, the home of God is among mortals…death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more” (Rev. 21:3-4).
Mar 30, 2018 • 8 tweets • 1 min read
And they brought Jesus to Golgotha, which means, “the place of the skull.”
And they shot him. 20 times.
The inscription of the charge against him read, “This…is a black man who dared to live in white America.”
With him they killed two other “terrorists,” dropping their bodies on his right, and his left.
They left him in the street for hours, taking bets on when someone would notice.
Mar 11, 2018 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
16th-century German monk Martin Luther called the tendency to cowardly obfuscate the true meaning of things (instead of naming evil as evil) a "theology of glory."
The right wing in this country regularly worship at the altar of this kind of God-talk (and not just evangelicals). They cannot stand to call a thing what it is.
Jan 24, 2018 • 17 tweets • 2 min read
I just cannot with this continued evangelical misreading of the Bible when it comes to Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19).
First off, read the story itself. The whole thing. Then tell me what the “sin of Sodom” is. Point to the verse that names it.