‘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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The religious liberty right to believe that algebra is an abortifacient

The student’s beliefs are factually wrong — demonstrably so. Her beliefs are based on poor exegesis, scientific ignorance, a haughty disdain for others, and a preference for fearful lies over objective truth. Yet they remain her beliefs. And thus, Rutherford says, she has a legal right to be foolishly, fearfully wrong. [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: Ashur, Helah and Naarah. [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: “He who refrains from marriage will do better.” [Read more…]

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‘Brother Al, you confuse evangelicalism with white, male America’

Miguel De La Torre: “Brother Al, you confuse evangelicalism with white, male America. Continuing to fuse white/right political leaning with the message of Christ does a disservice to the gospel.” [Read more…]

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A happy story, a sad story, and a question about questions

Good news: Family Christian Stores, a subcultural retail giant, has bought itself back from its private equity owners and is dedicating all of its profits to “ministries serving widows and orphans.” The news from religious right legal fund the Alliance Defending Freedom is not quite so good. [Read more…]

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