“Why is Sex Such a Huge Deal For You Guys?”

The other day I listened to a podcast and the question came up to an evangelical from a mainstream Protestant and former Catholic. The question is why is sex such a huge deal for you guys? The question drew me back to my false accusation mess. I observed how a member of Jordan Kauflin or Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington was so focused on avoiding sexual sin, but other situations such as the false accusation I endured were not sinful. The hyper focus on sexual sin makes evangelicalism toxic as people end up downplaying other sin. I hope this post makes sense as I have been working on it for a day now.  Continue reading

Another Take on The Equality Act. Recalling How Some Christians Predicted the Demise of the Family and Church if Women’s Suffrage Passed

Many evangelicals are warning about The Equality Act. They claim its a threat to the church and religious freedom. Evangelicals and Christians have longed beat the drum in culture wars in American history. In the late 19th and early 20th century the contentious debate took place over women’s suffrage. This post revisits that time in history and recalls how a number of Christians predicted the demise of the family and church if women voted. In contentious debates I believe the best teacher is history and this post aims to offer another perspective based upon history. Continue reading

Pornography is Not the Problem. The Real Issue is James Dobson

Ted Bundy was one of the most infamous serial killers in United States history. Even today people do not know how many people he has killed. On the eve of his execution by the State of Florida in 1989, James Dobson interviewed him about pornogragjhy. Dobson rode the porn issue for decades and talked about its danger, as well as links to violence. And then in 2016 Dobson flip flopped on explicit material and down played Trump appearing in pornographic movies and magazines. The hypocrisy of James Dobson is sickening. And in the end the following needs to be said. Pornography is not the problem. The real issue is James Dobson. Continue reading

Learning to Hate Yourself. A Reflection on the Forever War Against Lust and Pornography Among Men in Evangelical Culture and the Destroyed Lives Left Behind

The New York Times has been writing about the profile of the Atlanta shooter and his “sexual addiction” battles against pornography and lust. Anyone who spent time in evangelicalism will identify with his purity battles that he dealt with.  In the “forever war” against pornography the battle with lust is long, exhausting and soul crushing.  Males inside evangelicalism realize that they often can’t win. And they are also caught in the dilemma of wanting to date but fearing of becoming sexually active while they do. Accountability is often a means of control and a weapon used by people in ministry. The culture against porn often uses fear and warns that if you look at pornography you too will become just like Ted Bundy and a serial killer hunting women down out of compulsion. Its known as the “forever war” and in evangelicalism it leads to PTSD, anxiety and other issues. Continue reading

The New York Times Looks at the Atlanta Shooter and the Male Purity Programs He Did in Evangelical Christianity

The New York Times published an article that looked at the Atlanta shooter Robert Aaron Long and the sexual purity programs he did in modern evangelicalism. Its a look at a troubled culture that is harsh toward guys. And its one that sets people up for failure. This article will follow with another article reflecting on the toxic campaign, or forever war against porn and lust in modern evangelicalism that is harsh on guys.  Continue reading

In a Disturbing Story The Washington Post Writes About How Conspiracy Theories Are Dividing One Family

At The Washington Post recently a story was published that is deeply troubling. Its about how a conservative Roman Catholic is going down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories as she chooses her own sources of information and deciding what fact is. Her journey has even taken her to reading white supremacist material. This Post story is about how conspiracy theories are dividing a family and the conflict that has arisen between her children and her mother. Tomorrow expect a blog post looking at white evangelicals and conspiracy theories and providing some additional analysis on the problem. This article in the Post is important to understanding conspiracy theories and yet its profoundly sad to read. As always this blog encourages you to support your local newspaper. Continue reading

Why Porn Star Stormy Daniels Has More Character and Integrity Than White Evangelical Christians

Evangelicalism is a movement that is quite dishonest at its core. Evangelicals love to hide and put up a façade that they often retreat behind. The fact of the matter is that when you consider it, a porn star like Stormy Daniels posses far more character and integrity than many evangelical Christians. Why? She’s honest about her career in porn and stripping. She doesn’t put up a façade to mislead others like evangelicals often do. Dare I ask this? Are their lessons that white American evangelicalism can learn from the porn industry especially from someone like Stormy Daniels? Chief among them honesty and integrity? Continue reading

Dare We Ask the Question? Was Ravi Zacharias a Sex Tourist in Bangkok? Did He Abuse Women in Thailand and Southeast Asia?

In the report on Ravi Zacharias by Miller and Martin there is one aspect that is particularly troubling and demands further inquiry. It has to do with Zacharias travels to Bangkok, Thailand. Is it a coincidence that out of all the places he could have purchased property he chose to do so in the city known for its international red light district? And with the time he spent in Bangkok this blog would like to ask while writing books is the ultimate reason Ravi Zacharias traveled to Thailand is for sexual vacations? Was he a sex tourist who spent time in the massage parlors of the red light district in Bangkok?  If he abused women in Georgia what was he capable of in Thailand? These are questions this blog post is asking. Continue reading

#PastorParler No Tyler Ethridge Premarital Sex Wont Destroy Your Life. However Raiding the Capitol and Participating in a Coup Attempt Will

This is a post looking at one of the individuals, a youth pastor from Florida who allegedly participated in the Washington, D.C. riot and violence on January 6, 2021. A week before the violence on Facebook he talked about how much he harmed his life do to premarital sex. This shows the warped thinking of evangelicals in that he thinks that what he did in federal trespassing and riot is okay. Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Washington, D.C. Coup Attempt and Some Thoughts About Evangelical Christians and Personal Responsibility

The day after the attempted coup here in Washington, D.C. many Christian nationalists condemned the violence. However there is a problem. The statements rejecting violence ring hollow because they did not take responsibility for encouraging Trump’s behavior from 2016 until yesterday. After all many evangelicals found ways to justify his behavior of bullying, violence or authoritarianism. And as this blog points out this was done while evangelicalism teaches often about personal responsibility. The next time you hear about personal responsibility you are to dismiss that claim. Continue reading