Netflix’s ‘Pray Away’ Is A Humanizing Look At ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy Survivors

“It’s undeniable that this movement causes harm,” said filmmaker Kristine Stolakis, whose late uncle hoped to “cure” his trans identity with reparative therapy. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/netflix-pray-away-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-documentary_n_610d2df7e4b0e28b31e033c5

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“True Christians”

Americans have never had a monolithic view of Jesus, nor have they had a monolithic understanding of what Christianity is. In fact, so-called liberals and conservatives are miles apart when it comes to race. While it does not seem to be the case that evangelical conservative Christians are all Christian nationalists, what is clear is

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How can we talk about race without the defensiveness, reflexivity, and scapegoating?

Baltimore, Ferguson, Charlottesville, Charleston. Trevon, Tamir, Sandra, Philando, and Freddie. Kaepernick, Serena, Barkley, and Lebron. White supremacy, white privilege, white fragility, and woke. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” “I can’t breathe.” Black Lives Matter. These are just some of the people, places, controversies, and catchphrases that have come to define the complexities of today’s conversation about

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Identity Politics

All progress we have made in the realm of civil rights has been accomplished through identity politics: women’s suffrage, the American with Disabilities Act, Title 9, federal recognition of same-sex marriage. A key issue in the 2016 presidential election was the white working class. These are all manifestations of identity politics. Take women’s suffrage. If

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If we are to survive and thrive, we must hold its divisions and contradictions with compassion, lest we lose our democracy.

I discovered a book that helped me understand how heartbreak and depression – two of the most isolating and disabling experiences I know – can expand one’s sense of connectedness and evoke the heart’s capacity to employ tension in the service of life. Lincoln’s Melancholy, by Joshua Shenk, is a probling examination of our sixteenth

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