Evangelicals Think They Have a PR Problem. Their Actual Problem Is Far Deeper

Boyce thinks he can draw a line between God and politics, but reality is not so simple. There were those who used the term “Christian” back in the 1930s when the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship was founded. The term “evangelical,” like the term “fundamentalist,” was claimed by those who wanted to differentiate themselves from other Christians, whom they believed had apostatized. Evangelicals set about putting walls around their faith, determining what beliefs were acceptable and which were not. And those beliefs, more often than not, had political ramifications. Click through to read more! Read more

Lesbian Duplex 140: 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. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love: Horror Stories, Replication, and Black Lives

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

Voice in the Wind: Those Very Evangelical Persecuted Early Christians

Marcus’ claim that he could have Hadassah killed for being a Christian, in 75 AD, is idiosyncratic. Not only had the persecutions like the one in Bithynia in 112 not gotten into gear yet—only a decade before Paul had preached Christianity openly in the city, and he was still been acquitted of any crime—but even when persecutions like this did occur sporadically across the empire, Christians tended to be denounced for various interpersonal reasons. What cause would he have for denouncing Hadassah as a Christian? Click through to read more! Read more

When American Adherence to the Death Penalty Gets in the Way of International Human Rights

The United States has twisted itself into a pretzel on this issue—and I’m not just talking about this administration. Our nation has become so entangled with the death penalty that its devotion to capital punishment is getting in the way of its ability to most effectively oppose grave human rights abuses abroad. The Trump administration, after all, just voted against a measure intended to condemn things like Pakistan’s blasphemy death sentence for Asia Bibi. Click through to read more! Read more

Have You Read about the Women Student Protests in India?

I want to share with you an excerpt from an article on Feministing about last month’s women student protests at Banaras Hindu University. I don’t have much to add to this story, and am not especially familiar with the current climate in India, but I almost missed this story and I want to make sure you don’t. Click through to read more! Read more

The Irony of Christian Patriotism

Every week at AWANA Bible club we stood to pledge allegiance to the United States flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible. (Yes, we pledged allegiance to the Bible.) I dutifully stood and said all three pledges, but I had a friend who didn’t. She didn’t pledge allegiance to the United States flag, she told me, because her allegiance was to God. Click through to read more! Read more

Let’s Talk About Guns, Not Motivations

We cannot stop mass shootings like this without gun control. Read more

Lesbian Duplex 139: 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. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love: Trump’s Successes, Melania’s Books, and Fed Up Women

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

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