Not All Evangelicals Are Anti-Choice Or Anti-Dildo

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Evangelical minister Adam Hamilton has written a book called Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White in which he argues that abortion should be available, legal and rare. In an interview with Newsweek, Hamilton says his job as a minister is "to support people no matter what decision they make." And Hamilton is not alone in his beliefs, even though popular notions of evangelicals would have you believe otherwise. (According to Newsweek, "about a third of white evangelicals say that abortion should sometimes or always be legal.")

Friends of Jesus are also talking about sex these days, and not just the missionary position. In his new book Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture , Daniel Radosh explores a Christian website called The Marriage Bed, which offers sex advice toChristians. "This is the site to check if you're looking for the Christian case for women using strap-on dildos on their husbands ('If the only access to the prostrate is through the rectum, and I know for a fact that my pressing on the prostrate increases his pleasure, then perhaps it is ok in God's eyes for me to do that for the man He's given me') or men ejaculating on their wives faces ('It's part of our nature to want to be creative with where we 'release' our most basic creative force, and I can't help but want to be creative, I was created in my Creators image')," Radosh writes. Facials, pegging, abortion: it can be a regular old liberal party when you're down with J.C.!


How Would Jesus Choose? [Newsweek]

Rapture Ready! Excerpt [Salon]

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I'm sorry, I have exactly 2.5 seconds to write this comment, but there is another book called "The Party Faithful" (written by a woman, whose name is totally escaping me) that was reviewed (and the author interviewed) on [] about evangelical Democrats/liberals, how large their numbers are (larger than I ever imagined), and how being evangelical actually has no inherent tie to being socially conservative. Go find it. Later tonight when I (hopefully) have time, I will come back and post a link if no one else has!