Why I Left the GOP (by Nyssa McCanmore

LuckyOtter shares an excellent article by someone who left the GOP

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escape-from-darknessRunning From the Darkness/ DeantheBard, 2018

My friend Nyssa has a fantastic blog (Nyssa’s Hobbit Hole) that covers everything from narcissistic abuse (including her own fight against church “friends” who turned her into their scapegoat), to religion (Nyssa is an Orthodox Christian) to politics.  Her posts tend to be on the long side, but they are always intelligent and insightful, never boring, and usually written like first person stories and memoirs.

Here, Nyssa describes a childhood and part of her young adulthood spent in the clutches of highly controlling and greedy evangelical megachurches headed by filthy rich pastors, many of them shady grifters and narcissists.  These churches seemed more concerned with bilking financially strapped believers out of their income “to glorify God and spread his message” if they wanted to avoid Hell, than with saving souls by teaching them the Good News of the New Testament.

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