2. Lesus Joves you. Before the past decade of mass layoffs, there were tens of thousands more working editors than there are today. We’re all paying the price for that.
3. “I think I first knew I was gay the morning my pastor said it was evil.” A powerful personal testimony from
The Registered Runaway Ben Moberg. It’s good to have a name to go with the voice I’ve come to enjoy and respect at his blog.
4. Evan Hurst of Truth Wins Out celebrates the continuing growth of the NALT Christians Project. They’ve posted something like 120 videos so far, and Hurst highlights contributions from Bishop Gene Robinson, Mel White, Dove-award winning CCM artist Ray Boltz, Randy Roberts Potts (grandson of Oral Roberts), Justin Lee and Jay Bakker. I wish Jay’s mom were still around to make one of these (for all that has been and could be said about her, Tammy Faye was never like that).
5. Defeating the Dragons: “ordeal of the bitter waters, part four.”
6. Resistance is futile: Warren Throckmorton has been assimilated into the Patheos Borg. And Marcus Borg has been assimilated into the Patheos … uh, family of blogs. (That Star Trek joke doesn’t really work with a theologian already named Borg.)
7. A bit of history and context, from Josh Glastetter at HateWatch:
In addition to his controversial actions as a reserve police officer, Perkins was caught in 1996 covering up the purchase of Klan leader David Duke’s supporter list for a campaign he was managing. That campaign later settled with the Federal Election Commission and paid a fine. Then in 2001, Perkins was caught speaking at a gathering of the Council of Conservative Citizens. Perkins addressed the white supremacist group, which has called African Americans a “retrograde species of humanity,” whilestanding in front of a Confederate flag. He later denied knowing about the group’s extremism.