How Creationism Was Created

With so many Christians harboring Creationist beliefs and using the anti-gay refrain “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” the role of the First Man Ever isn’t one we can immediately dismiss. Adam (and what he represents) looms large over the faith.

Karl W. Giberson, a scientist and former evangelical Christian, has now written a book explaining the consequences of belief in Adam. It’s called Saving the Original Sinner: How Christians Have Used the Bible’s First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World (Beacon Press, 2015):

In the excerpt below, setting the stage for further discussion about Adam, Giberson walks us through how Creationism became so popular in the first place:

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Christianity Today: Don’t Worry, Evangelicals! We Still Oppose Marriage Equality

This week, we’ve seen evangelical heavyweights like Pastor Tony Campolo and former Christianity Today editor David Neff voice their support for marriage equality.

But the current editor of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, would like to remind readers everywhere that his publication isn’t wavering on this issue at all.

The leaders at CT still believe LGBT people don’t deserve the same rights as straight people, and they will continue to demean gays and lesbians by making the case for why they don’t deserve the happiness that comes with a wedding ceremony:

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Pastor Steven Anderson on Caitlyn Jenner: “I’m Gonna Pray That He Dies and Goes to Hell!”

Christian hate-group leader Pastor Steven Anderson complained about the existence of Caitlyn Jenner during a recent sermon, telling his congregation he hopes she dies… because that’s what his loving God wants.

The crazy (or at least this part of it) starts at the 59:30 mark:



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Franklin Graham, Who’s Boycotting Pro-LGBT Companies, Moved His Money to a Gay-Pride-Supporting Bank

I posted yesterday about how Franklin Graham told his Facebook followers to boycott LGBT-friendly companies:

He took his own advice, too. Upset that Wells Fargo used a gay couple in one of its ads, Graham said that the “Billy Graham Evangelistic Association [is] moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank.”

Turns out that bank is North Carolina-based BB&T.

And BB&T is actually a proud supporter of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade:

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An In-Depth Look at Hate-Spewing Christian Pastor Steven Anderson

The latest issue of Phoenix Magazine has an in-depth profile of hate-preacher Steven Anderson.

Reporter Jimmy Magahern does a nice job giving us more background into the pastor’s life than we ever get from his videos, but the most telling part was this passage about Juan Payan, one of Anderson’s parishioners:

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