Is James Dobson Reaping What He Sowed in Evangelicalism? As Q Anon Destroys Families and Relationships, Evangelical Christians Reveal Their Hypocrisy About the Importance of the Family

As the Q Anon conspiracy theory destroys evangelical families and tears about relationships it shows to the world their hypocrisy about the importance of the family. James Dobson spent his ministry warning about the destruction of the family. And in the end Dobson ended up supporting someone politically who became a key player in this conspiracy theory that is tearing apart evangelical families. Is James Dobson reaping what he sowed in evangelicalism? Continue reading

How Q Anon Resulted in Pastor Jared Stacy to Leave Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia

A stunning article appears in NPR and reveals how Q Anon is affecting a Southern Baptist congregation outside Washington, D.C. A youth pastor quits and leaves when his ministry is struggling with teaching faith as elders and church leaders allegedly instruct their children that Democrats practice pedophilia and other conspiracy theories. This post is about Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Continue reading

The Thinking Atheist Discusses Christian Nationalism and Its Role in the January 6, Capitol Riot with Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Thinking Atheist and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation discuss Christian nationalism and its role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Its a good presentation from an atheist perspective. This blog has a lot of respect for atheists and would encourage people to listen to this discussion.  Continue reading

Jeff Dornik is Promoting Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Anti-Semitism and Conspiracies. He Illustrates Why White Evangelicalism is a Cancer in the United States

Today’s post looks at Jeff Dornik promoting Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter. The founder of the GK Pastors Network and Freedom First Network is pushing a proponent of warped conspiracy theories. Greene is the Q Anon supporter in Congress who has called for Democrats to be executed and says that a plane never hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Greene has also said that school shootings like Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida were staged as a false flag attack, mocked those who survived; and pushes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories involving Jews and space lasers resulting in California’s wildfires. Anti-Semitism starts by ridiculing and marginalizing Jews and denying their humanity. His promotion of Marjorie Taylor Greene is sick and in this blogger’s view indicative of why white evangelicalism is cancerous in this country. The best thing many people can do is leave evangelicalism. Jeff Dornik and culture war evangelicals show why faith is not about God. Its about using faith to obtain political power. Continue reading

How Sheboygan Evangelical Free Used Dr. Jeffrey Clark Lynds, MD to Dispel Disinformation About COVID-19 and Promote Expertise

As a dark pandemic works across the United States in March of 2020 Sheboygan Evangelical Free did something unique that is to be commended. In April the church had a doctor, trained in medicine address the COVID-19 pandemic to the congregation and answer questions and provide medical advice. Expertise was displayed. And science shot down conspiracy theories,. In the process Sheboygan Free showed how faith can co-exist with science. That is rare and to be commended. This blog is grateful for the leadership of Gary Hylander Continue reading

How White Evangelical Christianity in the United States is American Carnage

President Trump coined the phrase “American carnage” in his 2017 inauguration address. This blog would like to ask a question. Should the phrase American carnage be used to describe American evangelicalism? All the sex scandals, financial scandals, abuse of power and much more begs the question is American evangelicalism the equivalent of Detroit’s Eight Mile or inner city Baltimore?  Continue reading

Recommended Read in The Bulwark: This Cult is Ruining People’s Lives

Jonathan Last published a disturbing article at The Bulwark today. Its about what happens when conspiracy theories, politics, the Republican Party and American Christianity merge into one. The result is destroyed lives. The exhibit for that is one Christine Priorla of Cleveland who stormed the Capitol, and is now arrested by the FBI and facing two years in prison. Continue reading

Christian Nationalism and the D.C. Coup Attempt and the Way Forward at The Wondering Eagle

This blog had a goal and then the events on January 6, 2021 upended my writing plan. Issues such as Christian nationalism, culture wars, evangelicals and misinformation and conspiracy theories are very hot right now. So for the time being I am going to write about those topics as they are front and center. This is communicating the goals this blog has during this unique time in history.  Continue reading