Finding the Seven Mountain Teaching in Unexpected Places

Since publication in 2007, I have referred many people to the book, unChristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.  In their book, Kinnaman and Lyons report that the church is known more for what it is against than what it is for. They also document the extreme anti-gay sentiment which dominates evangelicalism. Among young people outside the church, nine out of ten viewed Christians as anti-gay.Part of my retreat from the culture war relates to the realization that evangelicals have earned … [Read more...]

NARTH features leader of international efforts to keep homosexuality illegal

This coming weekend, Sharon Slater will speak at the annual conference of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Slater is the President of Family Watch International, an organization that lobbies the United Nations for pro-life and anti-gay causes. In January of 2011, Slater hosted a conference of over 30 United Nations delegates to promote her policy objectives. During the conference, the ex-gay message was prominent with a “the personal testimony of a p … [Read more...]

More on The Response: Did Hitler mimic the Indian reservations?

Here is a tale of two supporters of The Response.John Benefiel is founder of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network and endorser of the upcoming prayer meeting, The Response, initiated by Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and funded by the American Family Association. Benefiel has focused on repairing relationships with Native Americans. His reasons are spiritual. For instance, he teaches that Oklahoma's high divorce rate is due to the fact that Oklahoma was once home to the Indian Territory, a … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer speaks with forked tongue

American Family Association Issues Analyst Brian Fischer believes that Native Americans lost their lands because they were "morally disqualified" to keep them. His first column on the subject was blasted by a Native American advocacy group, his enemies and even his co-workers - one AFA attorney called it "wrong and disturbing." Fischer's claimed that his readers were not mature enough to handle a discussion of his thesis and removed it from the AFA website.Then last week, Bryan Fischer, found a m … [Read more...]

AFA divided over Bryan Fischer's views on Native Americans

First, Elijah Friedeman stepped up and distanced himself from the supremacist views of Bryan Fischer about Native Americans. Friedeman's rebuttal to Bryan Fischer's now-removed column (you can read it here) saying Native Americans were "morally disqualified" can be read on his blog.Now, AFA General Counsel, Patrick Vaughn has weighed in with a comment on my Crosswalk article reporting a statement from the Native American Rights Fund. There Vaughn wrote:Bryan Fischer's blog runs on the AFA w … [Read more...]

Bahati sidesteps questions about threats to BBC reporter

Last week, BBC reporter Scott Mills said he felt threatened by Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill author, David Bahati. Mills interviewed Bahati in Uganda for the program, The World's Worst Places to be Gay. After the interview, Mills says he revealed his gay orienation to Bahati and then according to Mills:The 36-year-old was filming a show called The World's Worst Place to be Gay? (on BBC3, of course), when he confessed his sexual orientation to British-educated politician David Bahati - who … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer explains why the AFA pulled his column on Native Americans

I don't know where the hole is going that Bryan Fischer is digging but it got a little deeper this afternoon.As of mid-afternoon today, no decision had been made by AFA leaders to address the controversy over the column about Native Americans (you can read it here) according to Cindy Roberts, Director of Media and Public Relations.  Then late today, Mr. Fischer posted his explanation:On Tuesday, I posted a column on the settlement of America by Europeans. The column generated so much int … [Read more...]

AFA removes article at odds with Bryan Fischer on Native Americans; Update: Original article also removed

I have written a couple of posts about Bryan Fischer's supremacist views relating to Native Americans. As far as I can tell, I am only one of two conservatives to respond negatively to it. The other one, however, is noteworthy in that he did so on the website of the American Family Association.One of AFA’s other columnists, 17 year old Elijah Friedeman posted a column criticizing Fischer’s views.  However, you'll have to read it on Friedeman’s blog since it has been removed from AFA’s. Here i … [Read more...]


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