In 1996, Juno Online Services launched an e-mail client that took the fundamentalist world by storm. The reasons for this were twofold

1. It was free.

2. You could send e-mail without having to connect to the evil Internet. (which is a known cesspool of pornography and Calvinism)

And (in typical fundamentalist fashion) once Juno was accepted as the e-mail client of choice, there was nothing for it but to keep using it for the next 12 years. This is known as “sticking by the stuff.”

There is an advantage to having so man fundies remain loyal to the Juno brand, however. Now, whenever someone gets an e-mail with the subject line 10 Steps to Revival in your Church Now! or Democrats want to force all children to be gay! from baptistpastorjeremiahhalstead1611AV@juno.com* it’s easy to figure out what kind of person its coming from.

*this address for entertainment purposes only. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is coincidental and not intended

10 thoughts on “Juno”

  1. Ok, I admit – I still use Juno and have for the past (yep, you guessed it) 12 years. Though mainly it’s because I’m too lazy to switch to a new e-mail provider.

  2. Since I wrote this a year ago I’ve continued to see it demonstrated over and over again. I have no idea why the connection exists but it certainly does.

  3. I first used the internet in 2003, after I graduated from high school (homeschool of course). Until then…Juno only! I remember explaining to a coworker why I couldn’t use the “evil” internet. I laugh now at how incredibly weird I seemed to her…that was only one of many things I “didn’t” do! Praise God for freedom in Christ.

  4. Amen, Lis! I work everyday to overcome the damage done by my fundy upbringing…but not as hard as we used to work to be good fundies! Hi, ho, hi, ho. Huff, puff. If you’re tired all the time, you might be a fundy.

  5. This is so funny. I had my first email address in 2000. My parents had a juno account so I got a juno email address. It’s still my main email address but that’s because I don’t want to go through the hassle of making sure everyone has my new address. It’s just easier to keep using it.

  6. I was one of those who registered an email with them consisting of just a few letters of my name. I still have it and still get hundreds of emails from Fundys looking for support for this or that ministry.

  7. My goodness, golly gee. This brings back memories, though I’ve not seen a JUNO email in years.

    Yes, I do remember the fundy trend up through the early 2000s. Fundies and fundy churches are still cheapskates.


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