“Some Responsibility”: Evangelicals’ Shifting LGBT Rhetoric


In a recent Christianity Today article, O. Alan Noble wrote the following of Christians who have supported the Obergefell decision: Many supported the court ruling because for so long our culture has harbored contempt, disgust, and hatred for people who deviate from heterosexuality. This is a tragic and inexcusable legacy for which the evangelical church bears some responsibility. When you can get bullied or killed for being gay, it matters when people are willing to come alongside you. Do you … [Read more...]

Lesbian Duplex 25: An Open Thread


It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]

On Intersectionality and Bibles in Hotel Rooms


Hemant Mehta recently crossposted an article published in American Atheist magazine. This article, written by Steve Lowe, was titled Dealing with Hotel Bibles. Here's an excerpt: When I come across a Bible — or any religious book — in a hotel room, I personally take it to the front desk. I smile, shake the hand of the person behind the counter, and compliment them on something (the nice room, the helpful staff, etc.). If it’s the case, I mention that I’m a member of their loyalty program. I then … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: The Seattle Stranger


A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 92-95This week we have the ex parte hearing with Judge Romer, in which Lawyer Peter Barron asks the judge to order Casey to be examined by a psychologist of his choosing in addition to the CPS-selected psychologist. During a conversation between Peter and Prosecutor Gail Willet in the last section, we learned that the defense is entitled to their own exam "under JCR 23.2" but only for "good cause shown." This afternoon's hearing will … [Read more...]

When Love Is Abuse


Love. Love. Love. It seems to be all I hear about.I was raised in an evangelical home. Between five and ten years ago I went through a time of incredible pain at the hands of my parents. They believed I was bound by God to obey them even as an adult, they freaked out when my beliefs began diverging from theirs, and they cracked down, hard. Their efforts to control and manipulate me can be safely termed emotional abuse. I cried so much during that time. I was still so young, and out on my own … [Read more...]

Is Abortion an African-American Genocide? The Problem with Conservatives Citing Margaret Sanger


Conservatives want to have it both ways. They argue that progressive support of welfare and affirmative action is racist in that it assumes that blacks need these things to succeed. Welfare and affirmative action take away from black agency and get in the way of black progress, they say, and are based in the racist assumption that African Americans are by nature dependent. Conservatives are, they say, all about restoring black agency and removing the chains of dependency---except, of course, when … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson: Have His Views on Slavery Changed?


And here we are, the last of my four-part look at Doug Wilson's views on slavery. Why did I embark on this journey of further research? Why did I spend hours and hours reading Doug Wilson's writings? My interest was piqued by the disparity between these two statements, the first from 1996 and the second from last week: "Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship … [Read more...]