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GLBT v. Evangelicals: Mutual Fear and Misunderstanding [IS]

February 24, 2013

My guest is Tim Kurek, who was raised in such an ultra-religious family that they “considered Jerry Falwell a liberal.” Tim went underground in the gay community after a friend came out to him. He pretended to be gay and came away with some realizations that surprised him.
I also discuss health care costs and Obamacare based on this highly revealing article in TIME Magazine.
Unfortunately, due to a technical malfunction, this show did not record properly. For the first half hour or so, you can hear only Tim and not the questions I asked him. I have removed most of the “empty sound” consisting of when I was talking, so you can only hear Tim for the first 27 minutes.
The last hour and ten minutes of the show — the second file attached — functions perfectly.

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  • Kimberly Erika Schroeder February 24, 2013 2:20 pm

    the issue with christian fear is we tend to think the worlds thinks a me. c’s have an agenda, and therefore assume others on the other side must have one too!

  • Kelly February 24, 2013 2:03 pm

    Mark, I enjoyed your story about the debate at Ezell-Harding. I also grew up in Nashville, and I know the culture well. Great city, great people, but definitely the buckle of the belt.

  • Kelly February 24, 2013 1:53 pm

    Yes, thank you! Mark’s voice is clear now!

  • Kimberly Erika Schroeder February 24, 2013 1:33 pm

    (i was a TEDS MDiv student) I am of course not at all appreciated by Evangelicalism in trhe main, but i have to admit most Christians i knew including myself were not malishous the way you are describing. Myconcern is you perpetualing a sterio type og a “typical gay hating” Christian. You are generalizing way too much. You are noting your bad behavior as a Christian toward LGBT’s. I want to caution you! I think you are doing it again, but directing toward you formar Christian culture.
    Look, i mean no disrespect here and aplaud you change of heart, but a lot of the time it is the charactor of the individual LGBT, Christian, or other that is being reflected in behavior. Please understand i did the same thing you are by blameing Evangelical culture when the issues were my willingness to “help” using methods not necessaryly recomended.
    I have to admit what happened to you that changed you is what happened to me 25-30 years ago. Getting to know an individual made all the difference. LGBT’s were nice to me inspite of my professed faith and its expression.
    The Christians do not go out of their way to maintain contact since coming out as trans. That was dishearting seeing people i respected act in ways i never suspected!

  • Mark Levine February 24, 2013 1:46 pm

    Sorry. It should be better now.

  • Kelly February 24, 2013 1:26 pm

    Listening online and can only hear Timothy’s comments. Can not hear Mark’s questions at all.