Episode 501: "Don’t Say Gay” & Latino Evangelicals with Gabriel Salguero


Florida is the latest front in the culture war with a controversial bill to prevent teachers from speaking to children about the existence of same-sex couples or transgender people. But is the bill so vague that it could also prevent schools from acknowledging opposite-sex married couples too? The crew breaks down the intent, and the possible side effects, of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. And, what does Disney’s response to the controversy tell us about where the wider culture is heading?


Then, pastor and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC), Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, joins Skye for a conversation about the growing influence of Latinos within evangelicalism. He says the diverse perspectives of Latino Christians offers the white church a “view from below,” and promises to bring renewal to the American church, but we shouldn’t romanticize the movement either. Plus, an example of Christian Nationalism in the wild, and goats go to church.


News Segment


0:00 - Intro

5:21 - Animal News

https://www.al.com/news/2022/03/baaaaaaad-goats-break-into-alabama-church-shatter-glass-door.html


7:52 - An example of Christian nationalism

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/is-this-our-last-chance.html


19:49 - Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill

30:13 - Disney’s response


Sponsor

41:03 - Abide

abide.co/holypost


Interview with Gabriel Salguero


National Latino Evangelical Coalition: https://nalec.org

Gabriel Salguero: https://twitter.com/PastorsSalguero


42:14 - Interview start

45:36 - Latino evangelical experience in America

50:32 - Shared challenges

53:47 - Future of the church and evangelicalism

1:03:51 - Navigating recent tumultuous times

1:17:27 - Hope for the future


Other resources mentioned:

“The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself” (David Brooks article) - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/opinion/evangelicalism-division-renewal.html