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Josh Duggar Arrest for Child Sexual Abuse Material Is Part of a Systemic Problem in Evangelicalism

posted on May 4, 2021

Chrissy Stroop of Religion Dispatches writes that evangelicals’ problematic views on sex and gender are again in the spotlight after Josh Duggar, the evangelical former reality TV star, was arrested on child pornography charges. Stroop links the allegations to the patriarchal structure ingrained in many evangelical communities. She writes, “This generates extreme anxiety about sex, sexuality, and gender roles that leads to unhealthy repression, and to the projection of those anxieties onto sexual and gender minorities, who are subjected to fierce persecution, often in the form of legislative assaults on our rights.”

Read at Religion Dispatches