Reading Time: 5 minutes The Christian hate group Liberty Counsel is attempting to rally its members against a bill that would protect marriage equality nationwide… by invoking the specter of child brides. It’s a desperate tactic for a group that’s never been known for honesty or decency. All of this stems from the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes In a politically wise move this week, Democrats in the House voted to pass the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which would defend same-sex marriage from the whims of a right-wing Supreme Court bloc that has no respect for legal precedent. By forcing votes on this bill, they also revealed how the Republican Party has shifted on […]
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: 7 minutes In 2012, the RCA began to break apart over homosexuality. One faction –the more mainline end — wanted inclusion. The other — the culture warriors — wanted to the denomination to be bigots-for-Jesus. That breakup completed this month, with 43 congregations full of culture warriors leaving. They’re joining a new denomination, ARC (Alliance of Reformed Churches). All this, over a culture war evangelicals lost over a decade ago!
Reading Time: 15 minutes To hear Tim Keller talk, you’d think the Christian church was responsible for every progressive social step forward that Western civilization has taken. In order to support this idea, Keller turns in chapter four of The Reason for God to address the developments of the Abolition movement and of the Civil Rights movement in the United […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, the ever-hilarious Rod Dreher clutches his pearls over young women’s lack of interest in sex with him right-wing Christian men — and then offers the tribe a non-solution to this non-problem that just so happens to enrich him personally.
Reading Time: 10 minutes One blogger on a conservative site has realized what a silly idea it was to campaign against LGBT rights on the basis of religious liberty. She thinks they’d have succeeded if they’d gone with secular arguments. Today, let me show you why that wouldn’t have worked either.
Reading Time: 3 minutes These conservatives can’t deal with Chick-fil-A helping the marginalized.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Christians who buy in to complementarianism make a lot of claims about this doctrine. Today, I’ll show you what that first claim is, and why it’s wrong. I’ll also show you how this doctrine fits into Christians’ various culture wars.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The denizens of broken systems tend to take very poorly to critics outside the group–and even more poorly to dissenters within it. Often they reserve their most vicious retaliation for those dissenters. But of late, it’s gotten safer for Christians to dissent. In a very real sense, their tribe’s herd immunity may be fading away. I’ll show you why today–and why there’s never been an easier time to walk away from that most broken of systems.