Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Female captives. [Read more…]

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‘LOL stands for Lucifer Our Lord’ and other lies told by the deluded self-righteous

It’s exciting to pretend you’re standing up against Satan. It’s pleasant to imagine that you are more righteous than your Facebook friends because you avoid the abbreviation LOL. What a convenient tribal marker to set you apart as a heroic, good and godly person. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Abijah & Co. [Read more…]

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American Horror Story: ‘Ex-gay’ evangelical formed murderous cult, police say

The headline in The Kansas City Star seems innocent: “Secrets of Tyler Deaton’s prayer group emerge.” But those “secrets” refer to allegations of prolonged cruelty, manipulation, assault, abuse and murder. The story reads like one of those horrifying texts of terror from Genesis or the book of Judges. And it ends the same way those stories do, with an innocent woman tormented and left for dead. [Read more…]

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Cloud of Witnesses: Not all Christian bloggers are white

Here’s the third list that I’ve started compiling, and so far it’s embarrassingly short. That’s evidence, I take it, that my own blog-reading habits have been even more culturally circumscribed than I had realized. [Read more…]

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‘Change is a mofo’: The GOP and white evangelicalism are in the same situation

The Republican Party and white evangelicalism face the same problems. Both have become dominated by white male perspectives and have come to serve primarily the interests of those who share that perspective. Both have attained and maintained power by marginalizing everyone else — everyone who is not a straight, white, Christian male. [Read more…]

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I’ll be the church, you be the steeple

Some Monday morning links, featuring Christ the King, where God begins, Jerry Falwell’s Jesus, evangelical resentment narratives, Scottish witch-prickers, Cary Grant, Seamus Heaney and proselytizing Presbyterians. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: “She has hidden her son.” [Read more…]

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