Starbucks’ Red Cup and the Evangelicals Who Cried Wolf

Every year during November and December, Starbucks offers a "red cup" for use with its holiday beverages. While I do enjoy a good frappachino, I am not a Starbucks aficionado, so I was actually unaware of this phenomenon until this year, when Starbucks' new design sparked outrage in the conservative and evangelical blogosphere. Curious, I checked it out. This year's "red cup" looks like this:While I admit that the design is a bit boring, I feel compelled to point out that the red … [Read more...]

“An Increasing Demonization of Christianity in Our Culture”

In a World Net Daily article about the Oregon shooting a while back, I came upon this:Some reports suggest that the killer’s focus was “religion” instead of Christianity. But Michael Brown, talk radio host, WND columnist and author of “Outlasting the Gay Revolution,” says the question of whether or not Harper-Mercer asked students if they were Christian misses the larger point. “This much we do know: There has been an increasing demonization of Christianity in our culture,” Brown said.To … [Read more...]

Evangelicals and Their Strange Definitions of Persecution

The Daily show recently covered "anti-Christian discrimination."Do you know what that video brought to mind? I recently spent an evening at our local county fair, and happened to overhear the band playing on the music stage. It was right there, by the cow barns, the prize cucumbers on display, and the stands selling corndogs and cotton candy. The man with the microphone was sharing the gospel, explaining to those listening that they needed to cling close to Jesus. The band struck up a so … [Read more...]

Are the Duggars Victims of Christian Persecution?

Jill and Jessa Duggar's interview with Megyn Kelly aired this past Friday. For the most part, the two reiterated their parents' talking points, minimizing Josh's crimes and crying foul at the media. I want to focus on the Duggars' criticism of the media's role in all of this. It's not the legality of the Freedom of Information request through which In Touch learned of Josh's crimes that I'm interested in, but rather the Duggars' claims that they are being persecuted by the media for their Chr … [Read more...]

Christian Persecution Complex Much?

Remember when, after the 2012 election, I pointed out that the Right operates in a self-imposed information deficit? Well, a reader named Betty just left a comment on a post from last summer about LGBTQ rights, and this is a pretty decent example of that phenomenon: As a matter of fact, it is [Christians'] rights that are being limited and we are becoming the minority in this nation. In many countries to even hint at being a Christian is the same as signing a death warrant. In our country they h … [Read more...]