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Evangelicals perfected cancel culture. Now it’s coming for them.

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  1. MonkeyPants
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    More recently... Hillary Clinton mocks Republicans with just two words over their so called ‘cancel culture’

    More recently... Hillary Clinton mocks Republicans with just two words over their so called ‘cancel culture’

    One man wrote: “The GOP would like you to forget about their cancelling of the Dixie Chicks, Colin Kaepernick, Keurig, Starbucks, NFL merchandise and tickets, Target, Nordstrom’s, and Beyonce, as well as the creation of the 1950s Hollywood blacklist.”

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    MonkeyPants
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    Also Alaska schools pull ‘The Great Gatsby’ as too ‘controversial’ for class

    Also Alaska schools pull ‘The Great Gatsby’ as too ‘controversial’ for class

    The school board claimed the problem with Gatsby was “language and sexual references” on two pages, according to a summary from the meeting. Caged Bird was deemed controversial for sexual violence and alleged “anti-white messaging,” while Invisible Man was banned for “language, rape and incest.” Catch-22 and The Things They Carried were banned for violence, profanity and sexual references.

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    1. suspended
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      All this reminds me of RATM Bulls on Parade lyrics:

      All this reminds me of RATM Bulls on Parade lyrics:

      Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
      Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
      I walk tha corner to tha rubble that used to be a library
      Line up to tha mind cemetery now
      What we don't know keeps tha contracts alive an movin'
      They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em
      While arms warehouses fill as quick as tha cells
      Rally round tha family, pockets full of shells

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  3. Fiachra
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    It is very strange watching people trying very intensely, for months on end, to cancel Cardi B for WAP and Brie Larson for Captain Marvel etc etc, all the while making 'cancel culture' the central...

    It is very strange watching people trying very intensely, for months on end, to cancel Cardi B for WAP and Brie Larson for Captain Marvel etc etc, all the while making 'cancel culture' the central enemy of their lives.

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  4. highsomatic
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    American evangelicalism is interesting, if not scary at times. The article talks about how evangelicals practiced a form of cancel culture before the coinage of the term. I've been raised close to...

    American evangelicalism is interesting, if not scary at times. The article talks about how evangelicals practiced a form of cancel culture before the coinage of the term. I've been raised close to a lot of non-American Christian communities in the Middle-East, and American evangelicalism still strikes me as something very foreign despite familiarity with the religion. Similar boycotting habits aren't as present. I think cancel culture is more an offspring of American society and culture than just evangelicalism in general. I don't think current political camps one day woke up and became aware of the American far-right's boycotting habits and decided to fight fire with fire. The practice feels like a direct derivative of "voting with your wallet". You decide where to spend your money (or habits that generate profit for others) in a way that furthers societal values that you wish to see flourish at the detriment of values you abhor. I don't have the academic sources to back me up, but doesn't this sound like an idea capitalistically democratic enough to thrive in the U.S?

    My impression is that, in a way, it's more Christianity taking on the ethos of its adoptive community (which in America led to Evangelicalism) rather than an Evangelical innovation on its own.

    6 votes