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JesuiticalApril 16, 2021
After dropping off flowers Jesus Estrella, left, and Shelby stand in support of the Asian and Hispanic community outside Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, Ga. The murder case against Robert Aaron Long, a white man accused of shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses, could become the first big test for Georgia’s new hate crimes law. (Curtis Compton /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

This week, Ashley and Zac discuss the intersection of Christian purity culture and racism with Flora X. Tang. Flora wrote a piece for America in the aftermath of the Atlanta killings of eight people, including six women of asian descent, entitled “Purity culture, racism and the violence against Asian women in Atlanta”.

Our Guest: Flora X. Tang, doctoral student in Theology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she studies post-traumatic sacramental theology.

Sings of the Times:

  1. Pope Francis accepts resignation of US bishop for the first time under new sex abuse protocols
  2. Archbishop Hebda prays for peace following police shooting of Daunte Wright

Related Links:

  1. Purity culture, racism and the violence against Asian women in Atlanta

What’s on tap: Live Free or Die, from Death & Co

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