Christian fundamentalist trauma is an experience of pain and alienation from their faith that more and more people are talking about. Chrissy Stroop is an activist in the ex-vangelical movement who is telling her own story of leaving fundamentalism behind, to engage in self-recovery work, build an ex-vangelical movement, and help those leaving fundamentalism behind tell their stories. We'll spend the hour with Chrissy discussing how #EmptyThePews came about - and how this collaborative movement to aid people leaving authoritarian, fundamentalist churches is developing.
This year, Chrissy publicly came out as trans, began her transition, and moved to Portland. We are honored to have her with us on Preference to talk over all of these issues, and more.
Chrissy's website is Not Your Mission Field.
Music in today's show:
Trey Pearson, 'Hey Jesus'
The Freak Out remix of 'Spacer' by Sheila and B. Devotion
Thanks to Somya for working in the booth and keeping us on the air. Thanks to all who support KBOO Community Radio and we hope to hear from you during our pledge drive later this month. Tune in on September 24th for a special pledge drive Preference! On Tuesdays between six and seven pm, KBOO airs the QTBOO slot - Preference, Transpositive, and Is It You Or Is It Me take turns filling this slot, depending on the week.
Special thanks to those who launched queer programming on KBOO, decades ago, and to Sasha Buchert for helping launch (and name) Preference.