Sanctified violence

Does the traditional gender definitions of our Christian tradition have a role to play in perpetrating of this heinous act?



Since my time in the seminary I’ve always found incidents such as the one referred to in the OP heartbreaking, especially when it happens in places where Christianity is the dominant world view adhered by its population. It seems that our faith born of altruistic love, has been perverted into a “who’s in and who’s out” of God’s love litmus test. Perhaps the use categories that imply inclusion and exclusion has a proximate correlation to sanctifying violence towards those who differ from dominant proscribed identities defined by our world view.

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