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Joy C. Ashford

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Into the Elephant's Den

Four years ago, the Harvard Republican Club chose not to endorse Donald Trump, denouncing his “racial slander” as a “threat to the survival of the Republic.” Several weeks ago, the same club released a very different decision, not only endorsing the President but describing his policies as leading to “the most prosperous and safe lives for Black Americans.” So, what changed? Exploring a central group chat described as a “lion’s den,” a previous election characterized by “Harvard snakery to the millionth degree,” and the experience of two women on the club’s board, The Crimson dug into the factors behind the club’s controversial reversal.


'Want to Bring Your LGBTQ+ Friends to Jesus?'

In a series of messages headlined “Want to bring your LGBTQ+ friends to Jesus?”, a ministry fellow for Harvard College Faith and Action invited his organization’s hundreds of members to the Revoice Conference. To some, the conference provides a sanctuary where conservative, “same-sex attracted” Christians can come as they are. For others, it represents a softened form of conversion therapy. So, what, exactly, do they “revoice”?