For some, "Christian" (adj.) no longer includes Lutherans

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 13 04:26:59 UTC 2005

>Here in North Central Arkansas, Christian is code for, born again,
>evangel. bible inerrency,   But not nessasarily republican.

Is this code, or does it stem from a belief that nobody else is
really a Christian (whatever they may profess)?  (This isn't a
rhetorical question--I'm a stranger in these parts.)


>Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>Tracy Lindsey Melchior, soap actress and author, has just told
>>Larry King on CNN that she was "baptized Lutheran" but is now
>>Though Larry was nonplussed ( "But Lutheran is Christian...?"),
>>Tracy wasn't. "The church I attend now is just Christian. It's
>>evangelical. It's more of a 'seeking' church."
>>(The above dialogue is partly reconstructed.)
>>I'm used to the contentious superstition that Catholics are
>>non-Christians, but Protestant Lutherans ?  Will Presbyterians and
>>Methodists be next ?
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