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Posted inPolitics

Evangelical pastors shouldn’t be shocked that their churches are now MAGA cults

Reading Time: 5 minutes In news that won’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention, even though evangelical Christian churches are losing members as a whole, the ones that are growing seem to be the ones that fully embrace MAGA cultism, QAnon conspiracy theories, and effectively serve as a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. Some of their leaders are […]

Posted inSecularism

Christian nationalists: Jesus must rule U.S. government

Reading Time: 4 minutes A disturbing New York Times article about the increasing fusion of U.S. evangelical Christianity and right-wing politics reveals a growing aspirational narrative thrusting Jesus front and center in American government. It is the opposite of what America’s founding fathers envisioned for their new, secularly governed democratic republic based on Enlightenment values. Yet, fundamentalist Christians since […]

Posted inReligious News

Mr Feucht: Using your daughter to fuel your hatred of LGBT+ people is disgusting

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are few things that annoy me more than seeing kids being exploited by right-wing Christian fundamentalists to boost their agendas, something Let Us Worship Founder Sean Feucht—an ardent Trump supporter and plague rat—did at a rally outside Disney’s studios in Burbank, California. According to Christianity Daily, Feucht asked his daughter Keturah (11, above) to […]

Posted inPolitics

Trump says ‘I’m the most honest human being God created’, then tells massive lie

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker database, twice-impeached Donald made 30,573 false or misleading claims during his presidency, so it’s little wonder that, according to Yahoo!, “there were ripples of laughter from his supporters” as he spoke of his honesty. Speaking at a venue called The Farm, Trump opened his “Save America” rally by […]

Posted inNews

‘We fell short in protecting our employees’: Sexual harassment went unchecked at Christianity Today

Reading Time: 5 minutes Donald Trump, who referred to “far left” evangelical magazine Christianity Today as “ET” in a 2019 tweet after its editor-in-chief Mark Galli called out his moral failings, must be rubbing his hands in glee over the news that Galli was exposed as a sex pest this week. Religion News Service reported this week that Galli, […]

Posted inLaw

Turns out, falsely shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater may be okay

Reading Time: 6 minutes “It’s Time to Stop Using the ‘Fire in a Crowded Theater’ Quote.” This headline over a 2012 opinion piece in The Atlantic magazine concluded—wrongly, I think—that opinionators and random others had erroneously applied the famous quote to free-speech debates for decades and should stop. In fact, this most common interpretation of the quote is absolutely […]