Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, if you want to hear an interesting story, all you need is the right prompt. And this one on Twitter, asking people to share the worst church service they ever attended, was enough to inspire them to share all kinds of troubling anecdotes. There are so many responses, it’s hard to share them all, […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes A Baptist school in Louisiana kicked out a child who was about to enter kindergarten because she was recently adopted by lesbians. It’s the latest example of Christian love in action. The story is even more tragic when you realize what the child has been through. Five-year-old Zoey already lost both of her biological parents, […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes I hate to admit it because it sounds so reactionary in the 21st century, but I believe some male-to-female transgender athletes, without mitigating intervention, may have an unfair advantage in women’s sports. I say this knowing that trans female athletes are a tiny minority in sports. But this is not about fear of hordes of […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes On Friday, during a speech at the graduation ceremony for River Valley High School in Caledonia, Ohio, former RV graduate and local business owner Jim McGuire told students to follow the Bible and to stop being gay. “Choose a spouse,” he said, adding, “I also strongly suggest to make sure to choose biblical principles—you know […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s what’s not surprising: Last week, the administration at Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian college in Washington, chose to keep in place “lifestyle expectations” in their contracts effectively blocking the hiring of openly LGBTQ people. Here’s what is surprising: The students are revolting. It’s not like this issue arose out of nowhere. More than a […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes American conservatives have a problem with documents, specifically the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. It’s an interpretive problem because conservatives believe those docs are sacred or sacrosanct, which neither is (due to the fact that a god doesn’t appear to exist to sanctify them). And because these documents are mischaracterized by conservatives as “holy” in […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes When American university and college students try to deny “free speech” platforms to arch-conservative opinion leaders they consider dangerous purveyors of bigotry, or just shout them down, right-wing complaints of suppression are swift and virulent. The constant trope is that American higher education institutions are controlled by “woke,” “liberal” academics and students who want to […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Out of every strange practice in Christianity, spiritual warfare might just be my favorite of all. Just hearing a Christian use the phrase puts a great big silly happy smile on my face and laughter in my heart. Spiritual warfare is one of those super-context-dependent Christian practices. When removed from its very specific context its practitioners look like they’re playing a Happy Pretendy Fun Time Game — which they always were.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Come examine the testimony of Caleb Kaltenbach, a culture warrior crusading against human rights since his teen years. I’ll reveal exactly why this predation works.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A powerful lens through which to understand racism in America, highlighting its similarities to other systems of discrimination.