I spent a large portion of my life immersed in a form of Christianity with fundamentalist tendencies, by which I mean at least a couple things. Firstly, there was a concrete set of beliefs that one should adhere to with a sense of certainty, and secondly, adherence to these beliefs defined who was ‘in’ and who was ‘out’.
One assumption that people often make about the Politics of Love — usually in criticising it — is that it is a religious framework. Often, when I’m discussing it with people, they’ll speak of love as if it cannot be divorced from religion. The assumption seems to be that because I take love seriously, I must have assumed a Christian worldview — or be about to!