Why is there no coverage at the Christian Post about Richard Land’s troubles?

UPDATE: Christianity Today, Religion Dispatches, and Christian Century (via Religion News Service) have stories on the SBC investigation. Nothing so far from CP.Richard Land has been in the news a lot lately and not for reasons one would want to be in the news.Land apologized for remarks made about the Trayvon Martin case on his radio show and then Monday apologized for his statements and for using content from a Washington Times article without verbal attribution. Wednesday, the SBC s … [Read more...]

Schism at Exodus International?

Apparently, Exodus President Alan Chambers' recent comments about change of sexual orientation have not been well received by some Exodus ministry leaders. Earlier today, Andy Comiskey posted a link on his website which called for changes at Exodus in light of his disagreements with the Exodus President.The controversy relates to Mr. Chambers recent statements that "99.9% [of people who have tried] have not experienced a change in their orientation." Comiskey also expressed concern over the … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge listed on StopBullying.gov; How about a Walk-In?

I noticed last week that the Golden Rule Pledge is now listed on the federal government's StopBullying.gov website.This government resource is managed by DHHS and contains a wealth of information for schools, parents and students to help curb bullying.I like it.Regarding the Golden Rule Pledge and the Days of Dialogue and Silence, I only know of one district where they may be observed together. All around, this year seems more quiet than any previous year.Of course, some … [Read more...]

Government to ministers: Preach or pay

Spoof alert - Taketh not this first part seriouslyeth.Washington, DC (HUH) - Today, Barack Obama pledged to introduce legislation which would allow the President to set days of public prayer and thanksgiving. Obama said he had come to recognize the importance of prayer to the nation and he believes the President should set the tone.However, a clause in the proposal has some religious leaders nervous. According to the Bill for Appointing Days of Public Fasting and Thanksgiving, ministers … [Read more...]

David Barton’s bad media day

No TGIF for David Barton last week.First, the Wall Street Journal published a book review of The Jefferson Lies by Alan Pell Crawford which briefly takes apart the book. Crawford begins by agreeing with Barton that Jefferson's connection to his slave Sally Hemming's children has not been established. However, from there on, the review identifies problem after problem with The Jefferson Lies. … [Read more...]

Statement: Exodus International has no involvement in Scott Lively’s Oklahoma City event

Because Draper Park Christian Church has a history of involvement with Exodus International ministries (e.g., First Stone Ministries in OK), I asked Exodus President, Alan Chambers, for a comment about the upcoming series of talks at Draper Park by Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively.Chambers quickly sent the following reply:We have learned that Scott Lively is slated to speak on April 27-29 at Draper Park Christian Church, a location where Exodus International held a regional conference in … [Read more...]

The Pink Swastika and Holocaust revision

Inexplicably, Scott Lively, co-author of The Pink Swastika, has been invited to speak at an evangelical church this coming weekend in Oklahoma City. Draper Park Christian Church plans to have him in for three days of meetings.Evangelical organizations Exodus International (scroll down) and Campus Crusade removed links to Lively's article on the Pink Swastika in 2009. Even NARTH removed the article.During the summer of 2009, with the help of historian J.D. Wyneken, I reviewed the claims o … [Read more...]

Oklahoma City Church to host Scott Lively

As unbelievable as that sounds, Draper Park Christian Church is hosting Scott Lively for a weekend of seminars April 27-29, 2012.On the church Facebook page, they prep their congregants with an article from MassResistance.Upcoming DPCC keynote speaker featured in this article...thanks Stephen Black of First Stone Ministries. Church, the Lord said "Be alert and ready for service!". This Christian lawyer Dr. Lively needs our fervent, effectual, righteous prayers.It is not clear … [Read more...]