An eye-opening and hard-hitting work, When Religion is an Addiction not only puts the political activities of the right-wing in a new perspective, but explains how liberal responses have often enabled religious addiction to thrive. Dr. Minor applies contemporary understandings of addictions to the extreme Christian right-wing in the United States and concludes that for them religion is functioning as a process addiction. Crucial to the addictiveness of such religion is its obsession with human depravity, the ultimate expression of low self-worth.
A cultural critique of growing up in the USA, including such topics as our universities as purveyors of hopelessness and the dynamics of 'getting laid' taught in high school, which emphasizes that taking on the 'straight' role is damaging to all human beings regardless of sexual orientation. This role is taught to us from the moment of birth through all of the institutions of our society and the major methods by which it is installed are fear-based.