Why I Left the Right: How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal
Susie Meister

Thanks Susie. I was raised a Southern Baptist and bought in to the Religious Right’s nonsense for most of the early part of my life. I left the church in 1990 for personal reasons. When I came back in 2010, I read the Bible anew and embraced a view of the Bible more in line with what scholars state. It has led me to see both liberal and conservative politics in their extremes as being antithetical to the true Gospel message. But I feel the Religious Right really misses the mark, even more than the far left. For instance, how can they oppose abortion but not care about humans post-birth. They insist that God created the world in six literal days (many still cling to this), but most on the Christian right are world class climate change deniers. I applaud Susie for making public her new position and that she never walked away from the faith. God bless and keep the faith!

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