Why You Should Sign a Do Not Resuscitate Order Before You Attend Jim Franklin’s Cornerstone Church in Fresno, California

In Fresno, California Jim Franklin who leads an Assembly of God called Cornerstone has become one of the leaders who plans to defy Governor Gavin Newsom and open on May 31. Claiming he is persecuted this is a pastor making a business decision who doe snot understand science or infectious disease. This is a pastor the in the culture wars who is willing to send members of his congregation to the hospital and beyond just so he can draw a paycheck. Its evangelicalism at its most corrupt in a pandemic. This blog is putting out a call for stories about Jim Franklin’s Cornerstone so this church can be analyzed and dissected.  Continue reading

Is Jim Bakker Facing Bankruptcy and Financial Ruin in the COVID-19 Pandemic? An Update on the Discredited Televangelist

This is an update on the disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker. Jim Bakker’s ministry is facing bankruptcy and in response to a Missouri lawsuit is claiming that state is infringing on his religious freedom. Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is representing the televangelist. Finally Bakker allegedly had a stroke according to a statement released by the ministry. This is a summary of events about the Bakker Ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continue reading

The Hypocrisy of Evangelical Churches During a Pandemic: They Want to be Exempt From Federal Law While Asking for Federal Funding

An op-ed appeared in the Washington Post on May 13, 2020 that looked at hypocrisy of evangelicalism and churches. While some churches are challenging stay at home orders by state governors during a pandemic they are also getting funds from the Paycheck Protection Act of CARES. Three law professors from the University of Virginia and Cornell write about the situation. Continue reading

Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Virginia: Christians Who Want to Attend Church in a Pandemic Have Shallow Faith. They Don’t Spiritually Care for Their Neighbor and Worship a God Who is a Snowflake

These past two days I heard about more COVID-19 infections and a death. It was shocking. Meanwhile an evangelical church is suing the Virginia governor claiming their religious rights are being infringed. This post is a rant about Lighthouse Fellowship Church in the Chincoteague, Virginia area, and like minded churches. Please don’t email me about some of what I say. Sometimes one just has to speak their mind. And that is what this post is about. Continue reading

Bryan Loritts Leaves Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California. Did the Voyeurism and Child Pornography Scandal of Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis Catch Up with Him?

Bryan Loritts suddenly left Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (ALCF) in Mountain View, California. His departure was quick and with not much notice. This blog has a question for Gary Anderson, and ALCF. Did you learn about Bryan Loritts role in the cover up a voyeurism and child pornography scandal at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis in 2010? Continue reading

Who Would Jesus Threaten? Did Jerry Falwell Jr Allegedly Threaten a New York Times Reporter? Plus Liberty University Engages in a Propaganda Campaign That Brings a Response From U.C.L.A. and Virginia Tech. Finally a Class Action Lawsuit has Been Initiated Against Liberty

Liberty University is back in the news. As the COVID-19 virus grows in both Liberty and Lynchburg, Virginia the New York Times has reported that Jerry Falwell Jr allegedly left a voicemail that could be interpreted as threatening their reporter shortly before midnight.  Liberty has also engaged in a propaganda campaign that triggered a response from U.C.L.A and Virginia Tech. And finally a Liberty University student filed a class action lawsuit against the school saying that Liberty was profiting off a pandemic in refusing to reimburse people. Continue reading

How Kentucky Dealt With Christians Who Violated Health Rules and Went to Church During a Pandemic. Plus an Ethical Question: Should Evangelicals Who Spurn Health Law Designed to Keep People Safe Receive Medical Treatment When They Become Ill with COVID-19?

Some evangelicals continued to wage their culture wars in Kentucky when Governor Andy Beshear ordered law enforcement to take down license plates of Christians who gathered in church in violation of health rules during a pandemic. This post looks at the situation and also raises an ethical question. Should evangelicals who spurn public health guidance and have contempt for the law be eligible for medical treatment after they get sick with the coronavirus?  Continue reading

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Who Issued a Number of Controversial Pardons Illustrates Why Christian Nationalists are not Pro-Life

Matt Bevin, was the outgoing Kentucky governor who had strong ties to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. The avowed Christian nationalist who boasted of his faith went on a pardoning spree after he lost an election. He pardoned murderers, child molesters, sexual abusers, and more. The situation which is a tragedy shows why Christian nationalists are not Pro-Life despite their rhetoric as well. Continue reading