"Save the Children" is a frequent Fundagelical battle cry. Anita Bryant used it in her anti-gay campaign in the '70s and recently, it was resurrected as a battle cry against transgender bathroom use. The argument went something like this: some pervert can just put on a dress and walk into the woman's restroom while your … Continue reading Save the Children.
When was the last time you went to an old fashioned book burning? Maybe when Harry Potter first came out? Fundagelicals always loved them some good old fashioned bonfires to burn up ungodly stuff. In High School, I had a friend who burned his Queen albums several times. He would burn them, backslide, buy them … Continue reading Why Fundagelicals Don’t Burn Books Anymore.
Sitting in chapel at my Christian school, I was guaranteed at least once a week to hear about the evils of rock music. Our school principal would get up on stage and in a loud booming voice declare "ROCK MUSIC IS EVIL, IT IS FROM THE PIT OF HELL, IT IS SIN, IT IS WRONG!" … Continue reading Rock Music Is EVIL!!!
In the late 70s, abortion became the wedge issue Fundagelicals needed to create their political machine. They deemed themselves pro-life. Are they really? They claim they want to end the tragedy of abortions and have worked fervently to create state laws that limit abortions. They finance and support candidates that oppose abortion and often are … Continue reading Fundagelicals Aren’t Pro-life.
I've mentioned before that I read a lot of religious websites and blogs. Occasionally while following links and clicking through related searches, I fall down a rabbit hole. This time, I landed on an article by Kelsey Burke. In the article called "What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards," Burke discusses some of … Continue reading Fundagelicals Get Their Sexual Freak On.
I just read a great book by Jennifer Wright Knust called Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire. In the introduction of the book Knust comments on Revolve a "Biblezine" for girls. A Biblezine is a specially printed Bible, usually, just the New Testament, printed to look like a magazine with covers … Continue reading Fundagelicals and Sexual Responsibility
When the Senior Pastor of my church insisted that I go to the Men's retreat, I had little choice. I was employed as the Youth Pastor, and I was expected to go and spend time with the men. The reality was that he wanted me to drive up to the San Bernardino Mountains so he … Continue reading The Strangest Men’s Retreat I Ever Went On.