Breaking Down Southern Baptist Rhetoric Against Same-Sex Marriage

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While Southern Baptists have been vocally repenting of their support for slavery and Jim Crow since 1995, they have done virtually nothing to actually make amends. One of their own members, an African American pastor, noted that if the SBC was serious they would champion policies that would actually make a difference, such as criminal [Read More...]

Love Doesn’t Really Win (or does it?)

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On Friday, June 19, Dylann Roof, charged with nine counts of murder in the shooting deaths that occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, appeared before a bond hearing court. Family members and friends were permitted to speak to the suspect. Roof could hear them, but he couldn’t see them. [Read more...]

Christian Fundamentalism’s Grand Illusion

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I often tell my conservative friends that their belief in an inerrant Bible is just as subjective as my subjective belief in an errant Bible. But they just can’t see it. They continue to shout the same refrain that their position rests on objective truth and mine subjective. [Read more...]

Being Born Again in Unfundamentalist Fashion

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It is unfortunate that the phrase “born again” has come to be associated with a particular kind of Christianity generally known for its belief in biblical inerrancy, its literal interpretation of scripture, its condemnation of our LGBT sisters and brothers, and its entrenchment in right wing politics. [Read more...]

Heaven is not “up there” somewhere

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God is when and where we recognize that we all belong, that we are all connected. [Read more...]

Southern Baptists, Racism, and Biblical Inerrancy

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While Southern Baptists believe that scripture is “truth without any mixture of error” it is obvious that Southern Baptists do not read the Bible without any mixture of error. Southern Baptists, along with everyone else, read the Bible as fallible, error-prone human beings who are about as likely to get things wrong as right. [Read more...]

To Christians who support RFRA laws: Grow Up!

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Are you as weary as I am in hearing all these well-to-do, materially prosperous and secure American Christians whining about being religiously persecuted because they cannot act on their exclusive theology in the marketplace and deny services to our LGBT sisters and brothers? [Read more...]

Eliminating evangelical double-speak about salvation

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What if salvation was experienced as a process of growth in love, rather than as a reward for believing a particular doctrine about Jesus? [Read more...]


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