Righting America at the Creation Museum

Welcome to the online home of Righting America at the Creation Museum. This site aims to extend scholarly conversations about topics related to creationism, fundamentalism, and the Christian Right in contemporary American culture.  We have been studying the Creation Museum since 2008, asking questions about the museum and the larger enterprise of Answers in Genesis (including the Ark Encounter) as it pertains to Americans’ understandings of science, the Bible, and politics.

Our Reviews page provides links to online resources in which Righting America has received critical reception.

Our News & Events page highlights recent updates and features related to our academic and public presentations of our research behind the book.

Most important, the RACM Blog provides readers a forum for sustaining dialogue on our work.

We hope you will use the materials and media provided on our site to develop richer understandings of the arguments we make in Righting America at the Creation Museum.

RACM Blog Recent Posts

God Hates, Part One

Over time, I came to understand that Westboro’s messages reinforce one of the church’s key beliefs: there is hope (not assurance) for those within the church, but there is no hope for sinners who reject the church’s teachings, and that includes anyone who leaves it.

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Free to be Feminist?

When the powerful rhetorics of second-wave feminism made their way into conservative Protestantism, fundamentalist rhetoric became more radical, rooting female submission in the very structures of God’s Creation.

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Recent Updates

RACM Blog cited at Americans United for Separation of Church & State

Americans United cites the RACM Blog in their latest coverage of Ken Ham’s tax woes at Ark Encounter.

Exploring a Fundamentalist Curriculum at I Love You But You’re Going to Hell

Our colleague Adam Laats examines Ken Ham’s latest venture into apologetics education.

Excerpt from Righting America featured at Utne Reader.

Utne Reader has posted an excerpt of the Introduction to Righting America at the Creation Museum.