Chris Rodda leaving Freethought Blogs

Okay. Wow. I’m really not sure what to make of Chis Rodda’s announcement that she’s leaving Freethought Blogs. I guess these things can happen very suddenly, but in this case I got no hints at all that this was going to happen.

Chris has announced that her views on the intent of the First Amendment have changed, and after talking to Ed they both agree it would make more sense for her to continue her blogging in another venue. In fact, she says the title of her blog (“This Week in Christian Nationalism,” also intended to be the name of the podcast she’s been planning to start this spring) also won’t fit anymore.

Her change of views came about after attending a screening of a new documentary on Tuesday. The documentary was titled “Monumental,” and directed by Kirk Cameron:

People are always accusing me of going after David Barton just because I don’t like him, and after seeing Monumental I realized they were right. This was never about some concern over history being lied about and distorted. It was just about my anger towards Barton for being a more successful historian than I was. But when I saw Kirk Cameron saying the same things that Barton says, I was finally willing to listen to the truth, simply because it was coming from Kirk Cameron, someone who I really liked in “Growing Pains,” which was one of my favorite TV shows.

That’s worrisome, but even more worrisome are her comments on evolution:

Once my mind was opened by Kirk Cameron regarding American history, I began to wonder what else I’ve been brainwashed into thinking from years of listening to all those secularists, especially the so-called scientists. I used to laugh at Cameron’s banana video, but when I watched it again with an open mind, it really started to make sense. The banana really is the atheist’s worst nightmare. I mean, it had to be God who placed that tab on the top of the banana so people could peel it. There really is no other explanation for something so perfectly designed.

Chris is now in discussions with religious blogs about finding a home for new blog and podcast, both of which will be titled “This Week in Debunking Godless Secularist Historical Revisionism.”

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