By Frank Schaeffer
As we have seen, time and time again, White Evangelicalism is Misogyny wrapped in the Velvet Glove of Jesus.
The Bible’s lies about sex and evangelicals’ love of guns: bad mix. It’s not “sex addiction” it’s bad theology and lies that kill. Jesus and the gun lobby combined are lethal. Of course the shootings were racially motivated. Of course they were motivated by gender. Of course a White evangelical was involved. The Bible and guns: bad mix.
He chose businesses where the employees were not just women, but Asian women, not just Asian women, but lower-wage Asian women in a profession hated by White evangelicals. Evangelical’s and Trump’s misinformed racist misogyny pulled the trigger. The investigating officer says the shooter was attempting to end the “temptation” that “these places” presented — a victim-blaming farce. They won’t admit it but most White evangelical Trump fans will see this as a 2 for 1 good thing: “God judging whores” and what “China virus foreigners” deserve.
The Evangelical suspect’s bible says “If no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death”(Deut22:21) Racism, misogyny, guns, God, sex guilt-what could go wrong when the entirety of American culture that says it’s okay to treat Asian woman as objects to be disposed of?
Robert Aaron Long confessed told investigators he had “a sexual addiction” told the police spas were “a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.” This is the guilt about sex evangelicals spread. Southern Baptist sexual theology killed those people. Long, a white man who was described by those who know him as a devout evangelical Christian, told investigators he did not have a racial motive. He was eliminating sin and temptation. This was evangelical theologically-motivated mass terrorism.
Long killed the “other” “wicked” Asian temptresses. He was trying to follow the Bible- ‘eliminate sin’ from his life. Combining White racism with White evangelical sex guilt long targeted Asian ‘whores’ the Bible says ‘sinful women’ must die. This is evangelical illness in action. Long was active at the Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, another nearby Atlanta suburb where he’s been taught from birth that sex “outside marriage’ is sinful and from a Bible that singles out women for death who lose virginity before marriage. Evangelicals are dangerous.
In a statement to The Washington Post, church elders said they were “heartbroken” about “the tragic news about the multiple deaths in the Atlanta area.” So then why do evangelicals like them lay “sex is dirty” guilt on their young people? Long killed to ‘eliminate temptation.’
“Trump clearly stoked the flames of xenophobia against AAPIs with his rhetoric,” Rep. Judy Chu (Calif.) said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “What we saw yesterday is the result of that” BUT combined with sex guilt imposed by evangelical leaders.
When White evangelicals aren’t attacking the Capitol to take the presidency back for Trump and Jesus one of them shoots up massage parlors to ‘eliminate sin’ from his life because Asian women tempted him. Evangelical Christianity is a mental illness with fascist tendencies.
It’s race, gender and class, together: the killings are everything wrong with White evangelicals dramatized.