Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

Furthermore, when Christian leaders predict God's impending judgment on the U.S. in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, arguing "our country's foundations are being destroyed," it suggests that slavery, genocide, extreme gender inequality, and Jim Crow weren't serious enough to warrant a response from God, but now that our gay neighbors can get marriage licenses, all hell is sure to break lose.  This reveals a profound ignorance regarding the suffering of other minority groups, both historically and presently.  When white conservative Christians obsess over their own perceived oppression, it becomes incredibly difficult to engage in important conversation about religious, racial, and gender privilege that are necessary for creating a more just society.  How can we begin to recognize our own privilege and the harm it can cause when it remains unchecked if we believe ourselves to be an oppressed minority?

-- Rachel Held Evans, "For the sake of the gospel, drop the persecution complex"

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