March 16, 2020
Episode

Empty The Pews with Ex-Evangelical Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is one of the leaders of the #Exvangelical movement of those raised in evangelical traditions who are leaving their churches. As the editor of the book Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, she brought together the personal, powerful stories of 26 former evangelicals who left their religious upbringings and the challenges they faced.

Transcript – Chrissy Stroop – Alyssa Milano Sorry Not Sorry

 

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Intro
Millennials are leaving organized religion. Here's where some are finding community - PBS Newshour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib4Z30Qb5Oc
Why I chose my LGBTQ daughter over the Evangelical Church | Susan Cottrell | TEDxMileHigh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP01bH9Ljf4
US election 2020: Meeting Donald Trump's evangelical Christian voters - France 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPcCOqbptQ
US election 2020: Meeting Donald Trump's evangelical Christian voters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPcCOqbptQ
Maniac Pastor Begs God To Forgive Us For Dumbledore & Harry Potter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCRGyHQ7Mms
Christian Leaders Pray Over Trump During Launch Of Evangelicals For Trump Coalition | NBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrBvMFJ_drs
Pastor: 'Rise Up' and Slap Woman Who Opposed Anti-Gay Posters - The Young Turks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUVBpbSho8
Pew survey: More Americans leaving organized religion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK3ViYJaZEo
Why I Left an Evangelical Cult | Dawn Smith | TEDxNatick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U4Cq-dgNnw
Evangelical Sermons and Pastors
Billy Graham - Sex & the Bible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etsxCFblzqA&feature=youtu.be
Family Relationships After Leaving Church
Open letter to evangelical parents - Kayla Jo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4fZkbZpUQs
Trump Spiritual Advisor Paula White
Trump's spiritual adviser: More devout than you… - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELozlbYARto
President Trump's Spiritual Advisor Commands Satanic Pregnancies to be Aborted in the Name of Jesus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCUyNXTPe4E
Chick Tracts
A Look into the Bizarre World of Christian Comics - VICE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xwa99L89LE&feature=youtu.be
Leaving the Church
It's Okay To Go - Hayley, Former Evangelical Christian - IOTG project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiERKDLKAac
Millennials are leaving organized religion. Here's where some are finding community - PBS Newshour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib4Z30Qb5Oc&t=10s
Sexism
What It's Like To Be A Woman In The Evangelical Church - The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0Buj97Oos
Baptist Pastor: Women Should Shut Up In Church - secular talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDQSeoc1bAg
Baptist Leader Removed As Texas Seminary President - CBSDFW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFFSDk0sYDc&feature=youtu.be
Homophobia
Pastor Advocates Electric Fence for Gays - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtHgUaSyOy8
KCSO Grayson Fritts anti-gay sermon - WATE 6 on your side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3tXU3eEjQ
Outro
I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVV2Zk88beY

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle