Sunday, August 7, 2011

What is Teavangelism or TeaVangelism?

I have recently seen and or heard this term Teavangelism, also with the spelling configuation TeaVangelism.

Decided to be conservative on this one, and let somebody else do the hard work for me.

So, what exactly is a Teavangelist?

A “teavangelist” (tea party supporter + evangelist) is a Christian minister who supports the tea party’s political agenda. 
“Teavangelist” has been cited in print since at least April 2010. An earlier use of “teavangelist” meant “an evangelist for tea” (instead of coffee or other drinks). 
The term received national exposure on MSNBC’a The Rachel Maddow Show on July 12, 2011, in a discussion of the religious support for Texas Governor Rick Perry to run for president. 
Wayne Slater of the Dallas (TX) Morning News said that Perry had received the support of what was being called the “teavangelists.” 

1 comment:

M.McShea said...

Does that satisfy your question Vic?