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Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. “… Brant Hansen, a Christian with Asperger’s syndrome, who says he feels out of place at church: Imagine Mr. Spock at an evangelical Christian tent revival, and you’ll get the idea.”

    I tried to imagine that, but could not think of any logical, rational reason Mr. Spock would attend an evangelical Christian tent revival. I suspect that unlike Mr. Spock, Mr. Hansen was indoctrinated with Christian dogma since childhood.