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

A Flop Flop and Why Does Anyone Respect Franklin Graham?

Franklin Graham criticized the ten Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump. He lit them up even as a number of Republicans received death threats. It seems that all Franklin can do in life is to get on his knees and kiss Donald Trumps’ ass. His behavior also showed why an editorial by the Charlotte Observer is spot on. Anyone who respects Franklin Graham would be a bigger fool than him.  Continue reading

The Charlotte Observer Slams Franklin Graham in a Blistering Editorial After the January 6, 2021 Violence in D.C.

The Charlotte Observer slammed Franklin Graham in a biting editorial on January 11, 2021. The editorial took aim at Franklin Graham’s calls for peace and reconciliation, especially when two weeks prior he was pushing disinformation. This post is about that editorial and as always this blog is encouraging you to support your local newspaper.  Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Attempted Coup in Washington, D.C. Highlights the Danger of Christian Nationalism

In my backyard of Washington, D.C. a coup attempt took place by Trump supporters. In the violence a women was killed and the United States capitol was invaded for the first time since the British did so in 1814. What happened today was building for a while. And it could not have happened without the encouragement and enabling of the Christian nationalists from 2016 until now. This is a blunt post, written out of anger, and if you can’t handle profanity. Don’t read and don’t complain. Today showed the reason why Christian nationalism needs to be written about. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Raises the Issue of the 2020 Election Being Stolen

Franklin Graham tweeted on November 4, 2020 that there were attempts to steal the election. Its was disturbing and troubling to see that communicated. Not only is it a danger to our democracy, but what role is Franklin Graham playing these days? As Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project says, #FuckYouKeepCounting. This blog hopes Franklin Graham takes that message to heart, as all the ballets are counted and the chips fall where they may. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Speaking at Liberty University’s Convocation Reveals Why Liberty Will Most Likely Not Change Nor Learn

Liberty University held its first convocation on Wednesday September 16, 2020. And its first speaker was Franklin Graham. The choice is troubling because of Graham’s controversy and did Liberty need such a polarizing individual after Jerry Falwell Jr’s departure? Franklin Graham has not repented for a number of issues that this post looks at. The selection of Franklin Graham sends an ominous message that Liberty has not learned from the problems of Jerry Falwell Jr.  Continue reading

When a Faustian Bargain Implodes For a Christian Nationalist. Some Thoughts on the Recent Supreme Court Decision Protecting Gays From Workplace Discrimination

In the evangelical culture wars in 2016 a lot of evangelicals rallied around candidate Donald Trump for the Supreme Court. Christian nationalists made the Supreme Court essential. This former evangelical saw people buy into that narrative. But what does that mean today? When you make a Faustian Bargain and then a major Supreme Court decision rules against what you hope what do you do? Monday’s major decision on Bostock vs. Clayton County, Georgia revealed quite a bit about evangelicals and their culture wars.  Continue reading

Considering Christian Nationalism. How Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress Are Nothing But Fluffers

On June 1, 2020 a political stunt was staged in Washington, D.C. Protesters in Lafayette Square were attacked, tear gassed and beaten so the President can have a photo op in front of St. John’s Church. While many remained shocked court evangelicals like Robert Jeffress and Franklin Graham responded with awe and approved of the use of violence. Christian nationalism keeps going further and further into the sewer and in trying to analyze the court evangelicals this blog states that Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress should be thought of as fluffers. Continue reading