Michael Farris Doesn’t Read the Bible (Apparently)

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Three months ago, Dan Price, C.E.O. of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company in Seattle, announced that he would no longer pay an employee less than $70,000 a year. Price hoped to ensure that all of his employees would have a minimum standard of living, and figured the publicity wouldn't hurt along the way. Yesterday the New York Times published a piece on Price's struggles since making that fateful decision, as two of his best employees quit, upset that newer and less q … [Read more...]

Evangelical Author Shaunti Feldhahn’s Misleading Work on Marriage and Divorce

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Ladies Against Feminism recently linked to a Western Journalism article from last year, written by Matt Barber and titled "You May Have Heard That The Divorce Rate In The Church Is 50% . . . Get Ready To Be Shocked." I clicked through because the overall divorce rate isn't 50%, and I've known that for years.  Heck, a New York Times article addressed exactly this myth in an article last year as well:Despite hand-wringing about the institution of marriage, marriages in this country are … [Read more...]

Ariel Bradley: Christian Homeschooler, ISIS Bride

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Last week BuzzFeed broke the story of Ariel Bradley, a 29-year-old woman who was raised in a fundamentalist Christian homeschooling family and is now the wife of an ISIS fighter in Syria. BuzzFeed writes that Ariel's mother was "prone to religious outbursts" and that the education Ariel received at home was sorely lacking. Ariel ran away from home as a teen and tried out a variety of beliefs in a search for stability and meaning. She got tattoos, tried drugs, and became a socialist and then an at … [Read more...]

Dear Adam: Being Gay Is Not Just about Sex

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There's a comic going around titled "If you're gay, I want you to know that I don't hate you," by comic artist Adam Ford. In it the author explains that everyone sins, and sexual sin of any sort keeps people from God, and actually he loves gay people and doesn't hate them at all and that's why he's telling them this. I'm not going to go through the whole thing (it's lengthy), but I do want to touch on a few points.We'll call the character on the left Adam, because that's the name of the … [Read more...]

“Some Responsibility”: Evangelicals’ Shifting LGBT Rhetoric

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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...]

When Love Is Abuse

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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...]

Doug Wilson: Have His Views on Slavery Changed?

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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...]


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