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I was among a small cadre of evangelical pastors who refused to enforce hard-edged policies against LGBTQ members. Without exception we lost our jobs and all evangelical connections. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered — we share strikingly similar tales that end with our unsightly remains quickly swept under the rug.

A Case Study: Don Schiewer and the Evangelical Covenant Church

Don…

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Donald Trump would be a cultural side-show today without the support of white Christians, and not just evangelicals. (Fifty-seven percent of white mainline Protestants — from the so-called “liberal” sector of Christianity — voted for Trump in 2016.) These churches and their leaders, bear some responsibility for the harm unleashed…

Ken Wilson

Co-Author with Emily Swan of Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, and co-pastor of Blue Ocean Faith, Ann Arbor, a progressive, inclusive church (a2blue.org).

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