TIME labels drugs gang as ‘Christian Fundamentalists’

Mexico’s newest drug cartel, and certainly the most bizarre, is La Familia Michoacana, “a violent but Christian fundamentalist narco-gang” based in the torrid Tierra Caliente region of western Michoacan state.

What’s truly bizarre, though, is that TIME doesn’t seem to know when and when not to use the term ‘Christian Fundamentalist.’

Terry Mattingly, writing at GetReligion, says, “So we are supposed to be dealing with a band of conservative Protestants who actually believe in an inerrant Bible, hold a premillennial view of the second coming of Christ, believe that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, alone, etc., etc.? They are literally “Christian fundamentalists” and they identify themselves (think Associated Press Stylebook, again) that way? Really?”

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