What Is Doug Wilson’s Problem with Male Ballet Dancers?

A recent blog post by Doug Wilson has me musing on the lack of foundation undergirding much of the evangelical culture wars. In many cases, the way the world is is portrayed as though it is natural and obvious, when in fact evangelicals are often encoding ideas or practices specific to the U.S. several generations ago as though they are gospel truth.This time, Wilson is upset about a ballet number performed during an offertory at a church in Manhattan. Because, you see, men doing ballet is, … [Read more...]


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Shades of Sexual Deviance: Doug Wilson and the Tale of Two Boxes

At a recent meeting of the Association of Classical Christian Schools, controversial pastor, blogger, and religious leader Doug Wilson said the following: When it comes to the LGBT/QRS foolishness, you must have titanium spines. The world will come to you and demand that you muddle up your binary bathroom situation. In vain you will explain to them that you can only have two bathroom signs—XX and XY—because your bathrooms are at the far end of the science wing.The reporter will come right ba … [Read more...]


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No, That’s Not Why Confederate Statues Are Being Removed

In a recent post, evangelical pastor Doug Wilson wrote the following: Once we have “all-together-now-agreed” that statues of Robert E. Lee simply must come down because he-was-a-slaveowner-period-end-of-discussion-you-hater-and-any-moment’s-hesitancy-in-agreeing-with-our-most-righteousy-demands-reveals-a-seething-racism—perhaps you are familiar with this line of argument?—we will almost immediately discover that the very same rationale applies to the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memoria … [Read more...]


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“I’m not saying they deserve to be raped, but…”

Conservative evangelical provocateur Doug Wilson recently posted an article titled On the Moral Necessity of Judging Books by the Cover on his blog. It was ... interesting, to say the least. In his post, Wilson argues that we should judge people by their appearances, in contrast to what anti-racism or feminist groups might argue. A black male wearing a hoodie and low-slung jeans should be assumed to be dangerous, and that women who dress a certain way are selling something.Check out this … [Read more...]


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Doug Wilson: Women who reject patriarchy are tacitly accepting “the propriety of rape”

About a month ago, evangelical pastor Doug Wilson posted an article titled Courtship and Rape Culture. Let's pause to remember that Doug Wilson was embroiled in controversy last year when a child predator he had married to a woman in his church (and for whom he had helped secure a light sentence) was found to be guilty of some impropriety regarding his infant son (exactly what happened is unclear, but the judge did find that his wife was derelict in her duty as chaperone). The controversy s … [Read more...]


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Doug Wilson’s Plagiarism Problem

Last Thursday blogger Rachel Miller revealed numerous instances of plagiarism in The Justice Primer, a book coauthored by reformed evangelical leaders Doug Wilson and Randy Booth and published by Canon Press. The accusations were so serious and so well substantiated that Canon Press immediately discontinued the book. In author statements released by Canon Press, Booth took all of the blame. For his part, Wilson merely noted that he "was disappointed to find out . . . that there are serious ci … [Read more...]


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Jamie Wight, Maranatha, & Sexual Predation Unrecognized

In recent weeks, I have been writing posts about evangelical theologian Doug Wilson's troubling way of handling child molestors and abusers. And by "troubling way of handling," I mean that Wilson has a habit of writing to judges requesting leniency for men on trial for sexually abusing children. Wilson remains an influential evangelical theologian who is supported by such prominent evangelical theologians and organizations as John Piper and The Gospel Coalition, yet what recent weeks have r … [Read more...]


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