Must It Be Either Religion Or Equality?

An article, Losing My Religion for Equality, written in 2009 by former President Jimmy Carter is making the rounds on Facebook. President Carter makes some critically important points as he declares he is leaving his Southern Baptist Church. I highly recommend you read his entire short article. I was completely unaware of The Elders, assembled by former South African president… Continue reading

A Brief Moment of Clarity & Consistency

Introduction I have blogged before about Bob Jones University‘s racist history, the current chancellor’s support for stoning gay people (comments made in 1980 to an AP reporter when Jones was president of the institution), and that institution’s persistent subjugation of women. Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? (focused more on misogyny and racism) Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue… Continue reading

Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue Extremists Don’t Want You To Know

I brought forward several issues in my post last week, Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? Don’t!, that I find of great concern about that institution. Three of the four broader issues are*: Sexism Racism Homophobia The focus of this post is what all three of these issues have in common. I begin by sharing a conversation I and four… Continue reading