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June 16, 2017
Anti-Fundamentalism: Divisive, Not Exclusionary
When did we decide that division was an intrinsically bad thing and, conversely, that unity...
May 03, 2017
Fundamentalism Is about Policing the Borders
Instead of building the borders and boundaries we then police, let’s tear them down, invite...
January 24, 2017
The “Alternative Facts” of Fundamentalist Religion
I see a clear parallel between fundamentalist religion and Kellyanne Conway's defense of an obvious...
January 05, 2017
How Becoming More Secular Brought Me Closer to Jesus
Secular. Along with catchphrases like On Fire for God and Love the Sinner, Hate the...
October 25, 2016
I’ve Decided to Leave Church
I don’t know how else to tell everyone this, so I’ll just come out and...
October 17, 2016
How Purity Culture Challenged My Self-Worth and Fueled My Eating Disorder
If you grew up listening to conservative Evangelical teachings, you know that it’s hard to...
September 20, 2016
Fundamentalism and Domestic Violence
My friend made a comparison between our relationship with God and a spousal relationship. He...
September 01, 2016
Why I Left the Mormon Church (And You Probably Would Have, Too)
Like every other ex-Mormon I know, I lost my faith because I learned something about...
August 01, 2016
From Ignorance to Acceptance: When You Realize You Had It All Wrong
Can a person become an Unfundamentalist from a Fundamentalist world? Of course! But I didn’t...
September 09, 2015
Teaching Children About Hell
As I grew in cognitive and spiritual development, I learned there was more to the...
September 02, 2015
The Paradox of Fundamentalism
A brilliant breakdown of the fundamentalist mindset.
July 27, 2015
I Would Have Defended My Abuser, Too
Last week, I learned that the Duggar family will be participating in a documentary on...
July 10, 2015
Why We Shouldn’t Say “Modest is Hottest”
“Modest is hottest” is a phrase that needs to disappear. Immediately. It needs to be...
June 18, 2015
Warning! This World Has Redefined the Word Love
A UC reader recently shared this image via our Facebook Page. Since we’ve tackled “Christian”...
June 15, 2015
Christian Fundamentalism’s Grand Illusion
I often tell my conservative friends that their belief in an inerrant Bible is just...
June 05, 2015
The Duggars: Privilege and Personal Irresponsibility
Nothing has laid bare how obviously conservatives’ own privilege trumps the “personal responsibility” they demand...
February 11, 2015
Denied a birth certificate and SSN# by her fundamentalist parents
This young woman was denied a birth certificate and Social Security Number by her fundamentalist,...
January 16, 2015
One question fundamentalists cannot answer
Why would God care more about what we believe about God, than how we live...
December 12, 2014
Back to the ’90s: My Hometown (Again) Spurns the LGBT Community
I still love going to Fayetteville a few times a year; I look forward to...
November 01, 2014
What the hell is Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler fired up about now?
This is not just dripping with irony. It's gushing with it.
September 23, 2014
Some Classic Lessons from a Film Classic
The Shawshank Redemption came out 20 years ago today and remains at the top of...
September 09, 2014
Al Mohler Fit the Battle of Jericho and Inerrancy Came Tumblin’ Down
The hallmark of modern Christian fundamentalism is an unwavering adherence to the notion of Biblical...
May 12, 2014
The Lies Christian Fundamentalism Taught Me
Whenever I deal with Christian fundamentalists, I bear in mind Jesus', "Forgive them, Lord, for...
May 02, 2014
Fundy Christian college students who fear knowledge
Lying at the heart of the stereotype of the anti-Christian professor is fear that there...
April 24, 2014
Getting over “Get over it”
How does one "get over" the entirety of their past?
April 07, 2014
The Waco tragedy and the cult of Christian evangelicalism
In the negotiations between evangelicals and the rest of American Christianity, what might be learned...
April 04, 2014
Godly Christians: Don’t stop at World Vision! Keep going!
"Remember, as Godly Christians we must boycott all companies and organizations that support gay marriage!...
July 11, 2013
Al Mohler Does It Again
If Jesus taught that what comes out of a man defiles him, surely the blatant...
July 05, 2013
The brain-washing, fear-inducing world of the fundamentalism I knew
Sometimes people ask me why I became an Unfundamentalist Christian. Well, the main reason is...
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