Ignorant, Vile, and Criminally Inclined: Florida Megachurch

Yvonne Owens, PhD
4 min readFeb 1, 2023
The Women of Midian Led Captive by the Hebrews,’ Referred to in Numbers 31, watercolor by James Tissot, Between 1896 and 1900, at the Jewish Museum, New York

Oh for God’s sake!

‘Jacksonville First Baptist Church is requiring members to sign an anti-LGBTQ pledge, vowing adherence to “biblical sexuality… The pledge compels members to renounce LGBTQ sexual- and gender- expression in favor or “God’s standard for human sexuality,” which the Florida church insists means there are only two genders, as well as that the only…

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Yvonne Owens, PhD

I'm a writer/researcher/arts educator on Vancouver Island and all round global citizen who loves humans even though we're such a phenomenal pain-in-the-ass.