A Hairy Idolatry

Sarah Stankorb
6 min readAug 24, 2022

Waxing poetic about beards is just another version of manly-man worship among patriarchal Christians

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

If nothing else will drive me off social media, perhaps it will be a week of men flipping out because Bible teacher Beth Moore tweeted about grapes followed by another week dedicated to the godly gift of beard growth.

For those of you not on Christian or exvangelical Twitter, an update: It’s been a long few…

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Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb, author of Disobedient Women, has published with The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and many others. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com