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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:25 PM

37. I'm pretty sure she became a Christian, a kind of evangelical one, too

But she still came out to progressive rallies. I remember she wore a full burka at an anti-war demonstration in DC before the US invaded Iraq (I think it was even made out of a US flag).

That memory sounded so weird to me, I had to make sure I didn't dream it, so I looked it up and this is what I found from Sojourners (a progressive evangelical publication) in 2003:

After the rally, Shocked—a tallish woman with straight, shoulder-length brown hair—walked into the lobby of her hotel dressed all in black, wearing a bright pink "Women for Peace" button attached to her T-shirt. Shocked carried what looked like an American flag under her right arm. In fact, it was the flag she wore as a burka during her performance at the rally. She settled at a table in the hotel's pub, taking the sunward side for the photographer's sake. A reporter set out to discover how the different aspects of Shocked's life—professional, spiritual, and political—build off of and nourish one another. Do her political beliefs feed her spiritual journey? Does her faith nourish her activism?
http://sojo.net/magazine/2003/07/cant-take-her-joy

Interesting article. I didn't realize she grew up a Mormon. In terms of her Christianity, at the time of the article she belonged to a Church of God in Christ congregation, the African-American denomination known as COGIC (pronounced ko-jik).

Don't know much about COGIC, but whatever she belongs to these days, she's gone way off the deep end.

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