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...]

Will Someone Please Tell Christians That the LGBT War Is Over?

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Christians across the country refuse to accept the implications of the Supreme Court decision. Like the Japanese holdouts after Word War II, they continue to fight on, seemingly oblivious to the political, social and theological realities around them. [Read more...]

A Transgender Christian Loses Her Church but Keeps Her Faith

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Because I live “simply open” about who and what I am, at some point when our relationship deepens, the fact that I am a married Christian woman of transgender experience will become apparent in natural, relaxed, and even winsome ways — in God’s time… [Read more...]

A Christian Response to the Transgender Discussion

Trans solidarity rally and march, Washington, DC, May 17, 2015 / Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0

Caitlyn Jenner’s public transformation on the cover of Vanity Fair last week forcefully pulled the “T” from the end of “LGBT” and placed it squarely at the forefront of public discourse. [Read more...]

The Duggars: Privilege and Personal Irresponsibility

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Nothing has laid bare how obviously conservatives’ own privilege trumps the “personal responsibility” they demand of everyone else than the ongoing saga regarding Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s oldest progeny and his apparent teenage preoccupation with molesting young girls. [Read more...]

Again: Raping Angels and Being Gay Are Not the Same Thing

The Destruction Of Sodom And Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852, public domain

There is perhaps no more abused passage in the Bible for condemning gays and lesbians than the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. We’ve discussed other major anti-gay clobber passages on this blog multiple times, including the ambiguous Romans 1 with its mysterious interlocutor, and the equally perplexing 1 Corinthians 6:9 with its invented terms for [Read More...]

Welcome to the Duggar’s world of Independent Fundamental Baptists

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The Duggars belong to the nearly 8-million strong Independent Fundamental Baptists denomination, the most toxic Christianity there is. [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...]


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