How Christian Authoritarianism Threatens American Values

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James Finn
Nov 19, 2020 · 9 min read
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Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

Paul’s passage became dogma: boys without whitewalls over their ears were going to hell.

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Old fashioned haircut by Stevan Dohanos

Right up through the 1970s, most major American denominations defended racist segregation as theologically mandated or at least permitted.

What is Christian authoritarianism?

Christian authoritarianism centers on codes of conduct

When hearts are right, boys’ hair is short and they kiss girls

Christian authoritarianism threatens American values

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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