The Fundies

Discussion in the comments section of the post on Stanley Williams’ execution got me thinking about fundamentalism (thank you all for the support!).

Conservative Christians (I am going to start a petition to have that phrase eliminated from the hearts, minds, souls, and pysches of humanity next year) think that fighting cuts in domestic poverty programs is not a priority. Maybe one day while I am at home for Christmas and New Year’s I will read a Conservative Christian (that’s the last time I will ever say that; from now on, they are called *fundies*) Bible. Their transition must be a lot better than any I’ve ever read. I’m sure the editing is amazing. I’m sure the Gospels are much more compeling when you take out all the trash about taking care of the poor, the sick, the disenfranchised. I’m sure it reads a lot better when you kill your enemies instead of loving them.

Yeah, so that’s what I want for Christmas: The Holy Bible, Fundie Edition, with Jerry Fallwell‘s signature.



About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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