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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 07:51 AM

Alabama Newspaper Inadvertently Shows What Christian Privilege Looks Like

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Alabama Newspaper Inadvertently Shows What Christian Privilege Looks Like
By Terry Firma, June 16, 2020

Some religious privilege makes me want to punch a wall. (For instance, the fact that in some states, Jehovah’s Witnesses are exempted from the mandatory reporting of child abuse because their doctrine commands confidentially is insane — a free pass for churchy pedophiles.) Other instances of privilege are subtler, and even if they’re not terribly consequential, they can still rankle.

Take this small news item that appeared in an Alabama newspaper yesterday under the headline

Man accused of stealing food from church vehicle

Weird, because the alleged perp turns out to be suspected of taking items from three cars.

(snip)

It’s unclear whether the thief even knew that the vehicle belonged to a church — but if he did, why would it matter? Why doesn’t the headline say, simply and more accurately, “Man accused of stealing items from three vehicles“?


The subtle infestation of christian privilege.
That's why.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:06 AM

1. Petty theft from 3 vehicles: "Rhodes is at the Houston County Jail on bonds totaling $75,000"

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:28 AM

2. I sometimes shop in Dothan, Al.

They don't call it the bible belt for nothing. A crime against a church would be abominable to most of the residents.

From a social aspect, shopping in Dothan it is like going back in time; and not in a good way. Being white, and looking like part of the culture, people are warm and friendly to me, like one big, happy family, but if they knew what I was thinking, it would be totally different.

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