The LCMS is a bastion for conservative Christians. It takes an activist role against reproductive rights, condemns gay marriage, and does not allow women pastors. Yet this same veneration of “traditional” values has made LCMS vulnerable to infestation by reactionaries who believe the bible justifies their hate. The church’s struggle is increasingly common in our extremist age: How do you stop a conservative space from becoming a fascist one?
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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