The Shadow of the Fear-vangelicals

The Shadow of the Fear-vangelicals

In the conservative Australian state of Queensland it was recently decided to remove any reference to a person’s height or gender on their driver’s licence. That’s actually no big deal to those of us from other states where height and gender hasn’t been included on our licences. But among the ultra-conservative evangelicals in that state it was cause for moral outrage. One local morals crusader called it all a “cruel lie” and posted this anxiety-inducing click baity news headline: She wrote: “Truth no longer matters in Qld. Only YOUR truth. Which may or may not actually be truth. But everyone is expected to nod politely and go along with it.” The ensuing comments were really something to behold. “The reality-denying madness of the sexual revolutionaries is now at fever-pitch.” “Shocking to behold…” “…crazy…” “… godless lunacy.” “… the whole world has gone completely mad.” Did you get that? The whole world has gone completely mad because the only state in Australia to include height and gender on driver’s licences has decided to remove them. Other comments were Islamophobic: “So what do they put as ID for a muslim woman wearing a burqa?” And homophobic: “What is so hypocritical, is the push by the new state religion of ‘gayism’, to remove the relevance of a persons sex/gender in regards to marriage and

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