People used scripture to justify white supremacy (not referring to white _supremacists_ directly), inferiority of women (which I have read pastors who use God’s gender specific scriptural references to justify), and slavery.

And yet, without fundamentalist Christian thought, there would have been no Emancipation (Lincoln) nor an Underground Railroad. Or any great pressure from the North to end slavery.

The error in interpretation there was believing that everything that was permissible in Scripture was mandatory to practice.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.