The Christian Hagiography of Robert E. Lee Endorsed by James Dobson and Tim LaHaye

I grew up in an evangelical home, but I must still be somewhat naive about evangelicals and race, because I must confess to being surprised when I came upon this book. Titled Gallant Christian Soldier Robert E. Lee, it was written by author Lee Roddy as part of a series of biographies on men and women of upstanding Christian character. Click through to read more! Read more

How a White Supremacist Book Found Its Way Into a Family’s Homeschool

I was recently asked to go through several boxes of books at the home of a woman who homeschooled for several years a decade ago. I was told that I could pick out what I wanted for my own kids, and that the rest were going to be donated to a library. I scrutinized the history books carefully, knowing the penchant for historical revisionism present in many books sold through homeschool publishers. Then I picked up a book that startled me so much that I reacted physically—I jumped, fumbled the book, and dropped it. Click through to read more! Read more

I’m Really Really REALLY Glad I Had Sex Before Marriage

Let me tell you where I started out. Back in college, I was so deep in purity culture, every time I had a crush I considered it a dangerous temptation that I would need to fight and pray about constantly. I believed God’s plan for me was that I never have any romantic or sexual experience at all with anyone other than the man that God had apparently destined to become my husband. Click through to read more! Read more

The Same Old, Same Old Nashville Statement

When we exist in a bubble (and this happens on all parts of the spectrum), we run the risk of not being as aware of the beliefs held in other circles as we should be. Could that be why the Nashville Statement seems to have taken some off guard? Has LGBT acceptance come so far that some have forgotten how entrenched the opposition continues to be? Click through to read more! Read more

Lesbian Duplex 135: 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: Climate Change, Sword Guys, and Fake Male Cofounders

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: Julia’s Very Modern Abortion

We’ve talked about characters escaping from their authors. Here, we see a character with flaws her creator doesn’t seem to even realize she has. Hadassah can’t help Julia. She can’t help because she’s shows herself incapable of putting herself in Julia’s shows or doing, well, anything other than repeat evangelical talking points. Click through to read more! Read more

How Southern Democrats Became Republicans: A Case Study of Carroll County, Mississippi

If white southern voters stopped voting for Democratic presidential candidates because those candidates started supporting the civil rights movement—and started voting for Republican presidential candidates because these candidates stopped supporting protections for civil rights—perhaps white southerners didn’t change parties. Perhaps it was the parties that changed. Click through to read more! Read more

Bryan Fischer: The Rainbow Flag Is a Hate Symbol Just Like the Confederate Flag

Durham Public Schools already has the equal opportunity policy Fischer claims to want. Students are barred from wearing any items “reasonably expected to intimidate other students” based on their sexual orientation or religion, which presumably includes being straight or fundamentalist. Being offended by someone else’s sexual orientation, however, is not on the list. Click through to read more! Read more

Why Did Baltimore Even Have Confederate Statues?

I find it confusing when I hear people say that we shouldn’t take down Confederate monuments, because that would be erasing history. Let me illustrate. Earlier this month Baltimore quietly removed four Confederate statues in the middle of the night. I’m left wondering: Why did Baltimore even have Confederate monuments? Maryland didn’t secede. Maryland was a border state. While some Maryland residents left the state and enlisted in the Confederacy, the majority of those who fought enlisted in the Union army. Having Confederate… Read more

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