Richard Land, Bocephus and the Scandal of Evangelical Ethics


Hank Williams Jr. lost his job with ESPN recently after saying on a talk show that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are “the enemy” and comparing them to “Hitler.” Williams, sometimes known as “Bocephus,” had a long-time gig singing before the Monday night NFL game every week. That gig is now over [Read More...]

Richard Land openly embraces the mendacious lifestyle

This man says things he knows are not true. For Jesus.

I noted the other day that I was glad to see Southern Baptist lobbyist Richard Land saying some reasonable things about immigration and commending a more civil approach to politics. “Instead of attacking the person,” Land said, “we deal with issues.” Kyle Mantyla of Right Wing Watch notes that: This would be the same Richard [Read More...]

Encountering the self-proclaimed popes of evangelicalism

Peter LaBarbera is founder of the anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality — “dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda.” Earlier this week, LaBarbera published an open letter to Dr. Warren Throckmorton, calling on the psychology professor to repent and apologize for refusing to pretend that “ex-gay ministries” actually succeed in praying away the [Read More...]

The Romney Factor

The Atlantic’s Molly Ball reports, “Religious Right Still Lacking a Champion in 2012 Field.” Ball attended a public discussion between Sojourners’ Jim Wallis, a standard-bearer for progressive evangelicals, and Richard Land, the conservative head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It’s somewhat encouraging to hear Land criticizing the Republican primary field for [Read More...]

‘And the second is like unto it’

Jason at blip reads Peter Rollins’ Insurrection, and mostly likes it. His praise is qualified by this criticism, which I find thoughtful and thought-provoking: As much as I like Rollins’ insistence on loving the other as the way in which we love God, this is also where I disagree as well.  For in his insistence [Read More...]

‘I want to follow a leader … I want to follow …’

I apologize for showing you this, but I do not have the words to describe it, to capture the experience of seeing and hearing it for yourself, or to convey the many levels and layers and meaning going on here.   Again, I apologize for showing you that. I wanted to say something more about [Read More...]

David Barton and Ken Ham aren’t mistaken, they’re just lying

Karl Giberson and Randall J. Stephens, who we discussed a few weeks ago in “Evangelicals vs. Science,” have an op-ed column in today’s New York Times on “The Evangelical Rejection of Reason.” The Republican presidential field has become a showcase of evangelical anti-intellectualism. Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann deny that climate change is [Read More...]

Liberal bloggers did not stage the Values Voter Summit

TalkingPointsMemo has a slideshow of exhibitors booths from the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit. If you want to see pictures of the featured speakers at the event, check any newspaper or turn on the TV news — with every major Republican candidate for president showing up to speak and to court the conservative evangelical [Read More...]