K. C. Boyd grew up in Ohio, indulging in kickball, reading, and the blissful ignorance of youth, unaware of the growing number of radical right-wing Christians who were rooting for the world to end so that Jesus Christ would return. While attending university in Louisiana, Boyd began to glimpse the vast distances that existed among the varieties of religions and religious practices. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology, Boyd returned to Ohio.
The 2004 election brought with it the fire of a political Jesus in the person of Ohio’s then-Secretary of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell, whose taxpayer-funded website endorsed a 20-point moral code based on fundamentalist Christian principles. At the same time, Karl Rove marched through the White House halls to the tune of “Onward Christian Soldiers,” and self-described Patriot Pastors gathered in Ohio with the sole goal of transforming conservative churches into political arms of the right wing.
At this point, Boyd heard the clarion call and began to attend far-right evangelical services and conferences throughout the United States. Seeing the rising danger of mixing State and end-times religion, and wanting to sound the alarm, Boyd realized the time had come to tell the tale through fiction, and Being Christian was born.