In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement… Continue reading
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
Should you attend Bob Jones University now that it has a new president? His last name isn’t even Jones.
Mr. Steve Pettit, the newly appointed university president, was introduced to the student body on May 10th, by the chairman of the board, Larry Jackson. In a frantic attempt to save the institution (in its current form) from almost certain collapse,… Continue reading
From time to time I’ve used the expression “Christian Taliban” in my blog posts. I want to make certain people understand what I mean by that, as well as what I don’t mean.
What I Don’t Mean
I don’t mean that Christians are like the Taliban. Most Christians in my experience are basically good people who try to be kind… Continue reading
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
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*:
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
I have seldom discussed the fact that I have 2 degrees from @BJU. But I do. While at the institution I was largely oblivious to its racist history. (For god’s sake: I learned recently that I even lived in a dorm named after the Grand Cyclops of the Montgomery chapter of the Ku Klux Klan: Bibb Graves–a founding member… Continue reading