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Atlanta Suspect’s Fixation on Sex Is Familiar Thorn for Evangelicals

posted on March 23, 2021

The New York Times’ Ruth Graham reports that some observers of evangelicalism are criticizing Christian purity culture after the recent mass shooting near Atlanta, Georgia. The suspect, an evangelical man, claimed to target the Atlanta-area spas to remove a “sexual temptation.” Graham writes, “Many people saw clear signs of misogyny and racism in the attacks, in which six of the victims were women of Asian descent. For some with experience in evangelical youth culture, Mr. Long’s fixation on sexual temptation was a reminder of a damaging approach to teaching young people how to address sexuality.”

Read at The New York Times