Mike Pence Promotes Christian Persecution Myth

Mike Pence recently gave the commencement speech at Liberty University. In his speech, he warned “Throughout most of American history; it's been pretty easy to call yourself Christian; it didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now,” he continued, … Continue reading Mike Pence Promotes Christian Persecution Myth

How to spot a progressive church.

Fundagelicals are absolutely apoplectic about progressive churches. Nasty progressives are teaching such un-Christian things like how we should love our neighbors; the Bible must be interpreted in context; and worse, Leviticus isn't a guide book on morality. I've noticed an increase in the number of articles published on how to spot, with the intention to … Continue reading How to spot a progressive church.

Was the United States Founded as a Christian nation?

Discussing politics with Fundagelicals is often challenging to the patience and intelligence of non-Fundagelicals. The religious right has created so many "alternative facts" about history that political mythology has replaced political science. Fundagelicals love to claim that the United States was founded as a "Christian nation." They use this claim to further their agenda of … Continue reading Was the United States Founded as a Christian nation?

Let’s Do An Experiment!

I was discussing faith healing with another ex-Fundagelical last week. That gave me the idea to write about some of the fraudsters who practice so-called "faith healing" and to write about the bad theology involved in the "word of faith" movement. As I was doing research, I came across a website that told me Peter … Continue reading Let’s Do An Experiment!

Pat Buchanan vs. Pete Buttigieg

The Religious Right is in a tizzy because a Religious Left candidate is running for the office of president and is offering a different viewpoint on Christianity. The Religious Right has been the loudest (and most obnoxious) voice of Christianity since the 70s, and for many non-Christians, it is the voice they identify with Christians … Continue reading Pat Buchanan vs. Pete Buttigieg