Douglas Letkeman: Former Fundamentalist Christian
Douglas Letkeman, a former fundamentalist Christian of 30+ years now an agnostic atheist, conducts cordial interviews with believers, as well as critiques popular pastors/apologists from the unbelievers’ perspective on his Youtube Channel called “Pinecreek”. Doug’s motto is that doubt is a virtue which can lead to humility and compassion, whereas certainty can lead to arrogance and violence. If you would like to contact Doug, or join him for a livestream interview, you can find him on Twitter at @p1necreek, on Facebook as PinecreekDoug, and on Youtube.
“Women’s Reproduction, Christian Fascism, and Women’s Emancipation: The Morality of Abortion and the Immorality of Those Who Want to Take it Away, Pt. II”
As the 35th anniversary of Roe V. Wade approaches, it is appropriate to take stock at the degree to which the rise of Christian fundamentalism in American politics and culture has brought with it an unprecedented assault on the most fundamental rights of women.
This week Sunsara interviews Dr. Susan Wicklund, whose new book, This Common Secret, details the horrific experiences of women whom underwent illegal abortions which has motivated her to become an abortion provider, her many years of care for women, and the threats and dangers she has had to confront to do her liberating work.
There’s a new youth movement afoot in this country. It’s a counterculture fusion of politics and pop, and it’s taking over a high school near you. Like the waves that came before it, it’s got passion, music, and anti-authority posturing, but more than anything else, this one has God. So what does it mean when today’s youth counterculture has a mindset more akin to Jerry Falwell’s than Abbie Hoffman’s?
In Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement, Lauren Sandler, a dynamic young secular journalist, reports from this junction of Evangelicalism and youth culture, traveling across the country to investigate the alternative Christian explosion.
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