Reading Time: 5 minutes The new Speaker of the House is a radical Christian nationalist who opposes democracy—and he still might not be extreme enough for his own caucus.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Move over Mike Pence, Mike Johnson is in the big chair—and in a position to enact all of his Christian nationalist dreams.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been another grim week for world watchers. In the past seven days: Thirty-three Palestinians, including six children and three Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants (PIJs), were killed amid air strikes, as the Iron Dome faced off against over 970 PIJ rockets, accidentally killing an Israeli and injuring five others in the process. Sudan’s civil war […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Christian nationalism is an idea that is becoming a growing specter in the political landscape around the world. Does Christianity in general, or certain manifestations of it, have characteristics of fascism? Now, please understand that I am not labeling all Christians as fascists. Instead, I am comparing the structure of the Christian church and its […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Michael Capps, a former Kansas lawmaker who once sponsored a bill to put the words “In God We Trust” in every federal building, has been found guilty of committing COVID relief fraud and money laundering. His career wasn’t supposed to end this way. In 2018, the Republican was appointed to the Kansas State House and […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ethan Gabel, a math teacher at Kirksville High School in Missouri since 2012 and the head coach of the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams since 2016, won’t be returning in the latter role next season after Christians interpreted his satirical tweets to mean he wanted to impose Satanism upon students. The chaos began in late […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are (white) evangelicals backing away from Donald Trump? You might think that if you read this headline at Semafor: The article is mostly a short list of prominent white evangelicals who appear to be done with Trump. They’re fed up with his fixation on the 2020 elections and they’re disturbed by his more recent meetings […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The American Civil War is still far from over. A powerful metaphor for this worry was the violent insurrection Jan. 6, 2021, at the US Capitol, during which a Confederate battle flag was carried triumphantly, by an aggrieved Southerner, through the hallowed confines of Statuary Hall. Many, if not most, in the Jan. 6 mob […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jenna Ellis, the former legal adviser to Donald Trump, said on her eponymous radio show Tuesday that her main concern with the mass shooting at Club Q was that the five victims weren’t openly Christian… which means, in her mind, they’re burning in Hell. The five people who were killed in the nightclub that night, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes YouTube just terminated the personal channel of Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke after years of him spreading right-wing conspiracy theories and pushing harmful lies. And (surprise!) he’s not handling it well. This morning, he posted about how his PastorGregLocke channel was taken down without warning: Many of you know that YouTube removed our church channel a […]