Note to Mark Driscoll: Racism Doesn’t Evolve from Evolution

See updates at the end...Although he doesn't believe in Malthusian eugenics now, Mark Driscoll told his The Trinity Church audience on Sunday that he once did. Watch:Transcript: Some would say, Pastor Mark, I disagree with you. Let me speak to you very personally. You're wrong. You're wrong. Now I know you're not supposed to say it like that, but if you don't say it like that, people are confused, so let me make it clear.I started in a home, my parents were um, Irish Catholic, … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Now Says He Won the Popular Vote — If All the Illegal Votes Are Deducted

Truly astounding.In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016New first 100 days task - Deduct Millions of Illegal Voters. … [Read more...]

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Hails Trump and the New White Ethno-State

Everybody needs to read this article and watch this video:  … [Read more...]

Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris is One of Donald Trump’s Spiritual Advisors

Back in June, Donald Trump announced the formation of an evangelical advisory board. At least one member -- James MacDonald -- expressed doubt that the candidate Trump took much advice from the board. However, another member on the inner circle has spoken out favorably about his role in advising Trump. Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway Church, told his congregation two Sundays ago that he was in on a conference call each Monday morning over the past three months and will continue to advise … [Read more...]

Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon Tolerates Racism to Achieve Political Goals

Hillary called them "deplorables," Bannon calls them "baggage." What will Trumpists do with "aspects that may be anti-Semitic or racial?" In a speech to a Catholic group published by Buzzfeed, President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon presented his view of the world and political goals related to that view. The speech and subsequent Q&A are revealing and should be read carefully. While there is much to learn from the transcript, I focus now on Bannon's … [Read more...]

TX Source: Ted Cruz Considered for SCOTUS, Attorney General

Ted Cruz's support for Donald Trump may pay off according to a source in the TX GOP.According to the source, Cruz's name has been dropped for the Supreme Court but the most likely job is Attorney General. This is consistent with a report from Jim Acosta and Bloomberg News.Source: Cruz on "long short list" for Attorney General— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 16, 2016Cruz has had on the job training since he once served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at DOJ … [Read more...]

Joyce Meyer No Longer Calls Her Life Christian University PhD an Earned Degree

After I pointed out that it is illegal in Missouri to claim an earned PhD when you don't have one, mega evangelist Joyce Meyer has changed the description of her Life Christian University doctorate. Here is what she used to claim:She claimed that she had "an earned PhD in theology from Life Christian University..."Now she accurately refers to the degree as honorary.David Barton referred to his Life Christian University degree as earned but where it is illegal to do so, Joyce … [Read more...]

Update on a Spurious Bonhoeffer Quote: Not to Speak is to Speak, Not to Act is to Act

In late August, I published an examination of a popular quote commonly but incorrectly attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. The quote cannot be found in Bonhoeffer's writings and no other primary source has been found.  The first appearance of the entire quote I can find is in a 1998 American Interfaith Institute newsletter. The quote has been popularized by Eric Metaxas … [Read more...]