Believe it or not, there is hope for this demographic.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional. Please talk to a board-certified physician or two if you have any concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.

A syringe stuck in a spherical pincushion studded with straight pins
A syringe stuck in a spherical pincushion studded with straight pins
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Unfortunately, evangelical vaccine skepticism isn’t just a matter of a few people with extreme vaccine views. It’s a definite pattern. According to a March poll by the NORC Centers for Public Affairs Research poll, White evangelicals are significantly more likely to be vaccine-skeptical (40%) than White mainline protestants (28%) or protestants of color (27%). …


Ever heard this? There’s little to no Biblical basis for it.

A person in a hoodie facepalming
A person in a hoodie facepalming
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If anyone ever tells you that your identity should only be in Christ, run.

Why? Because nothing in the Bible supports that premise. Various identities such as family roles, nationalities, ancestries, occupations, and other backgrounds pop up throughout the bible and no one ever has a problem with those. We can accept that David’s transition from shepherd to king, Moses’s marriage, and the Apostles’ various professions and personalities can coexist alongside their faith in God. If none of these things were mentioned in the Bible, it wouldn’t be a very interesting or relevant book the way it is today.

When…


Why freak out over one short scene when the whole music video uses Biblical motifs?

A purple tree with glassy purple “fruit” and smooth bark with an engraving written in Greek
A purple tree with glassy purple “fruit” and smooth bark with an engraving written in Greek
Source: The Call Me By Your Name music video (timestamp 1:10). Screenshot by me.

Lil Nas X recently released a song called “Call Me By Your Name” with an accompanying music video that involves a number of Biblically-themed images. His video and infamous “Satan shoes” have sparked controversy amongst a number of people including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Lil Nas X responded to her objection saying that she should stick to her job as governor rather than inciting moral panic over a music video and some shoes.

Aside from simulating sex with Satan, Lil Nas X has incorporated some other noticeably Christian-esque motifs into his music video. In the beginning, he casts himself…


Milo Yiannopoulos endorses a new form of ex-gayness, his support won’t save him from the harm it will inevitably cause

A hand holding a pair of brown shoes
A hand holding a pair of brown shoes
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Whether you heard of him during the Gamergate scandal or after he resigned from Breitbart, it’s no secret that Milo Yiannopoulos has made a career out of his controversial comments. These range from remarks that sex between a 13-year-old boy and an older man is “life-affirming” to personally attacking a transgender student at the University of Wisconsin. One has to wonder why he chose this particular career and what it has to offer, especially when it led him to endorse conversion therapy.

Milo Yiannopoulos has recently called himself ex-gay or “sodomy-free”. In an interview with Life Site News, he said…


It’s not about marriage…or even about sexuality for that matter.

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The Pope has recently affirmed the Catholic church’s refusal to bless same-sex marriages on the grounds that the church “cannot bless sin” and that this refusal was “a reminder of the truth of the liturgical rite”. Ross Murray, who oversees religious issues for the organization GLAAD, found that the statement “brings us back to zero” and leaves LGBTQ+ Catholics wondering if Jesus truly loves them or not. Although the Vatican holds that gay and bi people should be treated with respect, the institution still maintains that gay sex is “intrinsically disordered” and that same-sex unions are not legitimate.

It’s easy…


Milo Yiannopoulos is just one example.

A hand holding a pair of brown shoes
A hand holding a pair of brown shoes
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Right-wing activist and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has recently called himself ex-gay or “sodomy-free”. In an interview with Life Site News, he said that he “was never at home in the gay lifestyle”. Rather, he “leaned into it” because “ it drove liberals crazy to see a handsome, charismatic, intelligent gay man riotously celebrating conservative principles”. Yiannopoulos dropped hints of his conversion in his book Dangerous and posting materials that said “X days without sodomy”.

He treats his gayness like an addiction to a drug in that his sexuality is still there, but he chooses to ignore it or work against…


Loving the sinner and hating the sin isn’t love.

The sun framed by hands in the shape of a heart
The sun framed by hands in the shape of a heart
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Today, I learned that Gary Chapman, the creator of the five love languages, told the parent of a gay son to love him but disapprove of his “lifestyle”. This happened in 2013. He tried to justify this by saying that men and women were “made for each other” and that any sort of variation in sexuality is “outside the primary design of God”. He also encouraged this parent to show their disappointment and lack of understanding.

This was not an isolated incident. In 2014 after receiving several iterations of the question from parents of gay children, he gave the same…


Yarrow thought they would never die of old age until this particular cleanup.

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Caution: this story contains descriptions of human and animal decomposition some readers may find disturbing.

Today, the Aftershock Extreme Cleaning Company got a call regarding an unattended death. Despite these calls becoming increasingly common, something about them always disturbed me. I guessed they always reminded me of the possibility of dying alone, but it wasn’t even dying that I was afraid of. It was more of the idea of no one caring that I lived in the first place that made me uneasy.

To get an idea of what we were getting into, I asked some more questions about the…


Many LGBTQ+ youths out there would say the same thing.

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Whether you share pictures on Instagram, scroll through Reddit, or get into politically charged arguments on Twitter, you have probably heard certain people romanticizing the past. We actually talked to each other, played sports, or even built things with our own hands. Sounds good, right? For you, it might, but for others, not so much. Your good ol’ days are someone else’s dark past, an era that they would rather move on from.

If I didn’t have social media as a closeted bisexual teen, I would have likely committed suicide. Attending a rather conservative school that seemed to pride itself…


A young gay man and his oddly familiar hookup

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The first rule of Grindr is to not question the existence of the “straight” setting. The second? Your profile pic is your abs. If showing your abs isn’t an option, you can use your face, your feet, or some random meme. I’ve been working out lately, so I opted for the obligatory torso shot. All I had to do now was find what tribe I belonged to and set up the rest of my profile.

I knew I did everything right when I got my first few unwanted dick pics. Now, I like a nice dick as much as the…

Valentine Wiggin

Death-positive, sex-positive, and LGBTQ-affirming Christian. Gen Z. I hate onions.

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