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Janine Warrington

Janine Warrington
Spokane native Janine Warrington received her Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Gonzaga University in 2017. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's in theological studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Areas of interest include the history of evangelical America, sexual ethics, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and Scripture studies. In addition to writing for FaVS, Janine also manages a blog about overlooked passages from the Bible called Neglected Word. Outside of academia, Janine enjoys cooking, yoga, Broadway musicals, and bothering her younger sister.

Biblically informed votes

There is a trend of nominal Christianity in America. Many people adopt the label of a Christian and align themselves with others who are vocal about their same label. It’s as if employing the words “Jesus,” “Bible,” or “God bless America,” demonstrates a political candidate’s validity. This claimed identity then acts as a shortcut for voters who don’t want to research a candidate’s values or platforms.

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Abortion, Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court

Time will tell whether Brett Kavanaugh will follow in Kennedy’s ideological footsteps. Kavanaugh has not expressed a definite opinion on Roe v. Wade, but his previous opinions in the D.C. Circuit Court indicate where he stands.

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Gay Pride isn’t a sign of the End Times

My friend and other Christians hold this belief – that the increased prevalence of gay pride is a sign of the End Times – but it is a misconception.

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Pride parades are about equal rights, not promiscuity

As I begin to wrap up this series, I would like to look at a misconception held not only by Christians, but by people from all parts of society: the idea that pride parades are all about sex.

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Gay couples have something to contribute to society

Not long ago, I had a meeting with the pastoral staff at my church about our differing opinions regarding homosexuality. Later, I applied to lead a discipleship group, and after years of serving in the church, I was informed that they no longer felt comfortable allowing me to lead in this capacity. I felt completely betrayed.

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