Frank Schaeffer Interviews Benjamin L. Corey: Undiluted

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On Tuesday I once again had a chance to spend some time with my friend, Frank Schaeffer, at his home in Massachusetts. While last time we sat down to talk about his book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes in God, this time we switched roles and he interviewed me about my soon to be [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Fundamentalists Might Not Want To Go To Heaven

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1. It would be way too crowded for them. One of the basic tenets of Christian fundamentalism is the belief that they’re basically going to be the only people who get there. I frequently watch some of their dialogues in online groups (painful opposition research), and what’s sad is that they’re not just out on the [Read More...]

Matthew Vines v. Michael Brown: The Gay Christian Debate

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The other day Michael Brown agreed to debate Matthew Vines on the issue “can you be gay and still be a Christian?”. If you missed it, they’ve just put the full debate on YouTube, which you can find here below. I’ll present this without my own commentary and everyone can be free to watch, process, [Read More...]

3 Key Reasons Why Religious Right Leaders Are So Angry

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What’s worse from their perspective, is the situation is more than just the fact these “kids” aren’t interested in leading the next generation of the religious right, but that they’ve actually switched sides. While conservative leaders were stuck in the old culture wars, those of us in progressive/emergent Christianity happily welcomed these kids into our fold (and gave them a few books to read). Today, these “kids” now make up a core block of the opposition to the very movement they were once destined to lead. [Read more...]

John MacArthur on Having Gay Children: Alienate Them & Turn Them Over to Satan

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John MacArthur was recently asked by a reader how they should respond to an adult child who has acknowledged they are gay. His parenting advice? Alienate them. Separate them. Isolate them. Refuse to have a meal with them. Turn them over to Satan. Here’s the full clip: I have a better idea: if you have [Read More...]

“I Don’t Love This Religion Anymore”: A Conversation With Zach Phelps-Roper

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Zach Phelps-Roper who recently left Westboro Baptist Church, who tells the story of realizing that “life” was no longer for him:

“So, in the heat of the moment I told my father that I was leaving. A couple of minutes later he approached me and said ‘Zach, are you just upset because of this matter here?’ I said ‘let me just make this easy for you. The thing is, I don’t love this religion anymore.’ This was more than a family matter that could be resolved, it was the belief system.” [Read more...]

Women Shouldn’t Say Amen in Church? (Putting the “Mental” in Fundamentalist)

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Steven Anderson is at it again. If you don’t know who he is, I rank him near the top of the list of most obnoxious fundamentalists ever. He’s the guy who says he carries his wife around the house each morning to prove that if she doesn’t want to go somewhere he could carry her. [Read More...]

Hey Bob Jones– Here’s A Crazy Idea: How About We Stop Covering Up Sexual Abuse In Our Institutions?

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As Jesus followers, we’re called to stand up to oppression and violence wherever we see it. Christian institutions who cover up abuse re-violate victims and become as guilty as the original predator– and they must be stopped, just as individual predators must be stopped. [Read more...]

Atheists Have Their Kirk Camerons Too.

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Even atheists have fundamentalists who desire to antagonize, not dialogue. My question is: why do we keep feeding the system that makes us enemies? [Read more...]

Creationist Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy: Why I’m Forced To Root Against Creationism

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On February 4th, the Creation Museum will host a sold-out debate that’s generating a lot of buzz in the blogosphere. The debate will feature Bill Nye “The Science Guy” versus Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham on the old “Creation Vs. Evolution” debate. This debate, and the buzz around it has generated a lot of mixed [Read More...]


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