The Satanic Panic arose from abortion politics

Same shtick, different day.

Rather suddenly — in about a decade — white evangelical politics, identity, piety and dogma were rewritten and recentered around the assertion that a wicked Other was murdering babies. Toward the end of that decade, a con-man comedian became one of the top-selling white evangelical recording artists by concocting grisly horror stories about wicked Others who murdered babies. Toward the end of that decade, a moral panic swept the country, driven by a fear of a shadowy conspiracy of, yes, wicked Others who murdered babies. [Read more...]

Charisma gives no apology, no explanation for its deleted pro-genocide article


Charisma has provided no comment, no explanation, no acknowledgement, and no apology. They have not denounced the vanished article or in any other way attempted to distance themselves from its enthusiasm for genocide. They just went all Minitrue, pretending as if nothing ever happened at all. [Read more...]

So who is this Gary Cass guy?

Wanna-be genocidaire Gary Cass.

Gary Cass is the pro-violence, pro-death guy who wants to kill a billion human beings. The rest is just trivia and details. I mean, once you announce that you’re advocating violence and the death of 2.6 million American citizens, the rest of your résumé becomes pretty irrelevant. [Read more...]

Charisma is trying to get missionaries killed


Gary Cass is deliberately inciting violence against innocents — Muslim children and families, Sikhs and other frequent victims of “mistaken identity” in anti-Muslim vigilanteism, Christian missionaries in the Muslim world. Charisma is participating in and enabling that incitement of violence. [Read more...] goes full-on Hutu radio


Cass and Charisma are not merely “Islamophobic” — this is the language of genocide. This is Hutu radio stuff. Cass is trying to incite violence and Charisma magazine is eagerly amplifying his voice. We’ve heard this before. This is what evil sounds like. [Read more...]

‘They’re evil humans. They are butchering children for a living’


Janet Mefferd perfectly illustrates what C.S. Lewis described as “a determination to cling” to a deliberate lie “for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible.” [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (8.18)


“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” [Read more...]

‘Persecution’: Waiting for war or the end of the world


Alan Noble: “The problem is that for most of U.S. history, Christians haven’t been persecuted — at least not in comparison to early believers or even what Christians in places like Iraq face today. So, the question for American Christians is what to make of the Bible’s warning that we will be persecuted. For many evangelicals, the lack of very public and dramatic persecution could be interpreted as a sign that they just aren’t faithful enough: If they were persecuted, they could be confident they are saved.” [Read more...]