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Evangelicals celebrate Rich Mullins’ death day

On September 19, 1997, the singer-songwriter Rich Mullins died in an auto accident. The Evangelical world has grieved ever since.

Yesterday, on the 25th anniversary, the religion remembered the only musician they truly love. It’s such a weird story. Mullins wasn’t even Evangelical, and seems to have deeply loathed them. Whatever the details of his highly concealed life, queerness suffused his being.

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