Ken Ham Has a Serious Lack of Imagination

Last week, Answers in Genesis' Ken Ham created a spot of controversy when he tweeted these pictures from a new exhibit at the Ark Encounter theme park:Naturally, these photos garnered immediate attention. Of particular interest was this one, which shows a dinosaur entering a coliseum filled with humans:My response to these images is likely very different from most others' response. When I saw these images, I was profoundly disappointed in Ham's lack of imagination. Look, I grew up … [Read more...]


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An Evangelical-TERF Alliance Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

The conservative evangelical magazine, WORLD, is ecstatic. "Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender restroom policies," a headline declared last week. The debate about transgender restroom access has forged unlikely allies. Last month, the conservative Family Policy Alliance (FPA) and the self-described “radical feminist” Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), co-filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing efforts to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their perceived gen … [Read more...]


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You’re Not Helping, Franklin Graham

Earlier this month, Franklin Graham posted this to Facebook:Text of Facebook post by Franklin Graham: I’m on my way to Puerto Rico—to warn people that God uses extreme vetting. What do I mean by that? I want the people of Puerto Rico to know that God loves them and that there is only one way to enter the gates of heaven—and that is through faith in Jesus Christ, and Him alone. Good works can’t get you into heaven. Religion can’t either—being a Baptist, a Catholic, or a Methodist, can’t s … [Read more...]


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The Danger of the “Wayward Woman” of Proverbs

I grew up in an evangelical home. For a while my mother read Proverbs to us each morning on repeat, reading the chapter that aligned with the day of the month and starting over again each new month. I remember the "wayward woman" verses.There are a lot of "wayward woman" verses. Proverbs chapter 57 Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. 8 Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, 9 Or you will give your vigor to others … [Read more...]


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The Johnson Amendment Isn’t Just about Churches

Trump recently announced that he plans to overturn the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits nonprofit organizations from endorsing candidates or engaging in lobbying. The way evangelicals talk about this prohibition, it would be easy to get the impression that this amendment applies to churches alone. It doesn't. It applies to churches and all other nonprofit organizations, including 501(c)3s.It works like this: If you are creating an organization dedicated to helping people, your organization … [Read more...]


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Jesus Christ and Donald Trump

Description: Grainy image of a man with long hair carrying four suitcases, with the wording "On my way back to the White House" across it. Caption adds "March all you want, protest all you want, President DONALD J. TRUMP is our President for at least 4 years, no weapon formed against him will prosper! You know you are doing something right when there is so much opposition!!!This social media post has already been skewered on Facebook. Still, it deserves some additional response. It was post … [Read more...]


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Trump Agriculture Nominee Credits Serial Sexual Predator as His Spiritual Mentor

Trump has tapped Georgia's Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture. Who is Perdue? In addition to being a former governor, he credits now-disgraced fundamentalist leader Bill Gothard as his spiritual mentor: “Nothing besides Scripture itself played a more important role in the daily guiding and leading of our family than Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles. We immersed ourselves in the clear but profound and practical wisdom delivered by God through Bill. I found every se … [Read more...]


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