Love Should Do No Harm: When Belief Trumps Love In Christianity

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
4 min readMar 30, 2022
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This past week, a friend shared this quote on socials:

“A major problem in evangelicalism is that the question is never asked, ‘does this theology cause harm?’ but rather they ask, ‘is it true?’ Once an evangelical has determined a belief to be ‘true’, harm caused is irrelevant & can be blamed on moral shortcomings of the victim rather than blamed on the harmful theology itself.” @deconstruct_everything

“A major problem in evangelicalism is that the question is never asked, ‘does this…

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Jamie Arpin-Ricci

Jamie Arpin-Ricci is a bisexual author & activist with more than 25 years experience living at the intersection of faith, sexuality, and justice.