Earlier this year, State of Belief hosted a scholar of religion and politics who coined the phrase “ex-vangelical” and spearheaded the social media campaign #emptythepews as a rally against what the activists termed “toxic religion.” On this week’s show, Welton will be joined again by Dr. Chrissy Stroop to discuss her experience as a transgender woman and of coming out in the past several months. Unexpected criticism has come from some progressive corners, revealing that dogma and judgementalism can be found in all communities. Chrissy addressed the experience in a ReWired News Religion Dispatches article headlined, When Fundamentalism Follows You Out the Door: Transphobic Statement Exposes Exvangelical Trauma.

Hear the full August 24, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.

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