Where is reason prevailing in Arizona?

Often, reason prevails in places we’ve come not to expect.

We saw it in Arizona’s election, when voters chose strong backers of church/state separation over religious extremists in races for school board and Governor.

Now another striking example: an evangelical preacher in Phoenix is making waves for fighting Christian nationalism.

Pastor Caleb Campbell describes Christian nationalism as “a mean-spirited, vulgar grab for power with violent rhetoric” and says he is “disgusted, by the amalgamation of nationalism and Christianity.” His church now backs separation of church and state and focuses on winning congregants back from MAGA.

His formula for winning people back from the dark side:

  1. Establishing personal trust, without which people tend to resist questioning their own beliefs.
  2. Encouraging people to fast from media for two weeks.
  3. Inviting them to sit at a table with others who hold different views to discuss hot-button issues

Whether you’re religious or not, it’s a winning strategy that mirrors principles practiced by experts that work with victims of cults and extremist groups like Q-Anon.

With more holidays coming up, it’s easy to imagine how learning more about this psychology might help our family interactions.

Ready to learn more? Register for the December 10th virtual Secular Summit, where we’ll talk to six experts in cult psychology and rehabilitation.

You won’t want to miss it!


Tell lawmakers: expose Health Care Sharing Ministries

Don't be fooled by health care sharing ministries! You might end up on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars, like East Valley resident Judy Stewart, who believed her routine colonoscopy was covered by her HCSM, then got stuck with an $18,000 bill.
Congressman Jared Huffman introduced H.R. 8324 (the Health Share Transparency Act of 2022) into Congress, requiring health care sharing ministries to disclose pertinent information to consumers.
Our US Representatives need to hear from us about this bill. Learn more, courtesy of Secular AZ Legal Extern Angela Manion.

Dr. Brad Onishi:Straight White American Jesus

December 2 @ 12:00 pm: Commentator, scholar, writer, teacher and co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast, Brad Onishi joins our weekly update. 

Brad seeks to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange by providing insight into life’s most fundamental questions. He speaks about topics related to the radical conservatism and extremist religions that shape our world, some of it right in our own neighborhoods. Details here. 

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