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Posted inReligion, Science

When Your Position Depends on Lying: Geocentrism Edition (LSP #167)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! Years ago, I wrote about how culture warriors’ message absolutely requires dishonesty. That was seven years ago, but very little has changed since then! Indeed, a recent story talks about geocentrists and the deceptive tactics they used to make their documentary sound more credible. And this story feels very, very familiar to […]

Posted inReligion

How QAnon Got Personal For Ed Stetzer

Reading Time: 6 minutes Evangelicals have glommed right onto QAnon, and no wonder: its creators target them specifically with this drivel. But it took a very long time for evangelicals’ leaders to realize just what a serious problem QAnon was. One of those leaders, Ed Stetzer, seems to have figured this truth out in the most hilarious way possible. Today, let me show you how Ed Stetzer got hoist with his own petard.

Posted inReligion

How the Satanic Panic Led Straight to QAnon

Reading Time: 11 minutes After a couple of years of ignoring the whole thing, evangelical leaders have finally noticed just how many of their flocks have begun chasing after QAnon. And of course the flocks have done that. Thanks to the Satanic Panic years ago, they were primed and ready for just such a time as this. 

Posted inReligion

Evangelical Leaders Have Finally Noticed QAnon

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, I’ve seen a number of evangelical leaders frantically trying to squash QAnon conspiracy theories from their flocks’ minds. But so far, their efforts have failed dramatically. Today, let me offer up a quick overview of QAnon — and show you how evangelical leaders finally got into the anti-QAnon fight.

Posted inGeneral

Assault Guns for Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught When the Christian Patriot “militia” movement flowered in my state, most people thought it was a joke. The chaplain of the West Virginia Mountaineer Militia, the Rev. Butch Paugh, solemnly told news reporters that armed believers must train to fight off foreign invaders controlled by Satan. “The United Nations forces worldwide […]

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