Clinical psychologist and progressive Christian Hall believes that, despite the killer’s denial, this was an anti-Asian hate crime. Hall also believes that Long’s so-called “sex addiction” has deep roots in the “purity culture” that continues to pervade white Evangelicalism.
Gordon Nagayama Hall is a recently retired professor of psychology in the clinical psychology program at the University of Oregon. Dr. Hall received his hD in clinical psychology from the School of Psychology @ Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA).
His blog for Psychology Today is “Life in the Intersection: A Multicultural Psychology Approach.”
His research interests are in culture and mental health with a particular interest in Asian Americans.