Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Weekly Roundup: Patriarchal Safe Spaces Aren’t Safe

Brad and Dan begin with a discussion about the new bill in Florida that would outlaw referencing gender and sexual identity. This new “Don’t Say Gay Bill” is an attempt to create a patriarchal safe space in which all those who are not straight are considered outside threats to children. It shows how, despite all their ire toward the idea of safe spaces, Christian nationalists and conservatives attempt to create safe spaces as same spaces–a place where everyone is made to be, or assumed, to be the same so that no one is uncomfortable.


The next segment looks at militia movements in California taking over rural counties and what this says about the state of trust in democratic institutions and the radicalization of the right.


Finally, Brad and Dan look at Lauren Boebert’s tweet wherein she suggests that the Constitution doesn’t evolve. What does this say about her worldview and how does it relate to biblical inerrancy and constitutional originalism?

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