A Couple of Quick Thoughts on Rachel Dolezal and Her Christian Upbringing

I’ve been trying to digest this whole Rachel Dolezal story over the past few days. As you probably know by now, the Spokane NAACP leader resigned after it was revealed she was a white woman passing herself off as black. Obviously, the deception is a problem even if her intentions were good. (I also wonder if she would’ve been even more effective in accomplishing her goals if she fought for the same civil rights as a white ally.)

But because this is an issue I’m not particularly well-versed in, it’s been helpful reading the thoughts of people who think about it on a more regular basis. Let me point you to my Patheos Atheist colleague Peter Mosley (a black man himself) whose reflections on this story were fascinating:

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Potential GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Noah Never Retired, So You Shouldn’t Either

Greg Gianforte (below), the wealthy Christian whose family foundation has donated a lot of money to “Christian causes in education, poverty and evangelism” including the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum (a Creation museum in Montana), is considering running against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in 2016.

Maybe he should run. It means we’ll get to hear his policy ideas on why we should never retire:

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“God Loves Gays” Billboards Go Up in Utah

Last September, after raising more than $80,000 online, Facebook God finally had a billboard put up right next to Westboro Baptist Church.

And now He’s done it again in Salt Lake City and Orem:



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Jesus Returns and Gets Nailed

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An Ever-Growing List of What Conservatives are Blaming for the Charleston Shootings

You knew this was coming.

Here’s a growing list of what conservatives are blaming for the shootings inside the Emanuel AME Church last night:



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