Sept. 30, 2021

The Religious Exemption Accountability Project

The Religious Exemption Accountability Project

An interview with Paul Southwick & Erin Green


In this episode, I chat with Paul Southwick & Erin Green of The Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP). Paul Southwick (he/him) is Director of REAP, and Erin Green (she/they) is REAP's Campus & Alumni Organizer.

REAP has filed a landmark class action lawsuit, Elizabeth Hunter, et al. v. U.S. Department of Education, that challenges the religious exemption Christian college and other religious colleges use to deny LGBTQ+ students Title IX protections - and still receive federal funding. Learn more about the lawsuit and REAP's work at thereap.org.

CW: this conversation includes discussion of sexual and gender discrimination and other forms of abuse.

We talk about how LGBTQ+ students are treated by college administrations, how LGBTQ+ students end up at religious colleges, the history of religious colleges resisting civil rights, and why a formal legal challenge is important.

Support the show via a subscription to The Post-Evangelical Post. Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain.

Buy merch: https://exvangelical.threadless.com/

 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices