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Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian - The Daily Beast by Ana Marie Cox

Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian - The Daily Beast: By Ana Marie Cox

 "I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel like an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will.
Who do I need to prove my faith to—and why should I try?

 I’ve lately observed conservatives questioning Obama’s faith with more than professional interest. Because if Obama’s not Christian, what does that make me?

I have not been public about my faith. I am somewhat tempted to embrace the punk-rockness of being a progressive, feminist, tattooed, pro-choice, graduate-educated believer—and then I have to remind myself that believing in God is about as punk rock as wearing pants, maybe even less so.

Almost nine in ten Americans believe in God; in any given moment, how many are wearing pants?

In my personal life, my faith is not something I struggle with or something I take particular pride in. It is just part of who I am.

 The only place where my spirituality feels volatile is in my professional life; the only time I’ve ever felt uncomfortable talking about my faith is when it comes up in conversation with colleagues."


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