Chrissy Stroop


An ex-evangelical writer and advocate with a PhD in modern Russian history from Stanford University, Chrissy Stroop is coeditor (with Lauren O’Neal) of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, a collection of personal essays by former conservative Christians. The essay anthology’s title derives from the hashtag #EmptyThePews, which Stroop created in August 2017 as a protest against right-wing evangelical complicity in white supremacism. Stroop’s work, which has appeared in Foreign PolicyThe Boston Globe, Playboy, Religion Dispatches, The Conversationalist, DAME Magazine, Political Research Associates, and other outlets, covers matters foreign and domestic while mostly focusing on religion and politics.

 

Content by Chrissy Stroop

Is Hungary’s Viktor Orbán the Christian Right’s new Vladimir Putin?

The fall of Putin’s star among US evangelicals leaves a void they may seek to fill with another strongman leader devoted to ‘family values’


Christian supremacists will not be satisfied with overturning Roe v. Wade

Conventional centrist pundits were wrong to say the GOP would never come for abortion rights, and Christian supremacist activists many other plans


Transgender people have become the latest target in the right’s demonization playbook

GOP’s divide and conquer politics now focused on trans people


Some evangelicals are dropping the label as they try to escape the tradition they created

Donald Trump didn’t ‘ruin’ evangelicalism, it’s always been problematic


‘Leaving to sin’ is more about evangelicals’ obsessions than the desires of those who leave

People who leave high-demand religions do so for many reasons, it’s very telling that their critics think it’s all about sex


Russell Moore had a crisis of faith, but it didn’t help him understand ex-evangelicals

Evangelical leaders have finally started speaking about people who leave the fold, but it’s clear that they don’t understand what they’re talking about


 

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