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The REAP lawsuit: An Apocalyptic Moment for Evangelical Colleges

by William Trollinger “Meet the Plaintiffs” image courtesy of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), 2021. In the wake of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalizing same-sex marriage, a good friend of mine predicted...

A Civil Conversation About Creationism and Evolution

edited by William Trollinger Bill Nye – Ken Ham Debate. February 4, 2014. (Photo by Jason Aldag/The Washington Post) Two weeks ago we ran an interview with Adam Laats about his new book, Creationism USA. In response we received a set of questions for Adam from...

Creationism U.S.A.: An Interview with Adam Laats

by William Trollinger Book cover for Adam Laats’ forthcoming Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution (Oxford University Press, 2021) Adam Laats has established himself as a brilliant and prolific scholar who has produced such noteworthy works...

Science and Cedarville: A Review of RightingAmerica in 2020

The last year marked a number of milestones for RightingAmerica.net! In addition to celebrating our fourth year of blogging, we welcomed 8 new contributing writers to our site, surpassed 192,000 page views, and reached our highest number of visitors ever in June –...

A Whitewashing at Cedarville (Even While the Stories Keep Multiplying)

by William Trollinger Members of the Cedarville University Board of Trustees Mark Vroegop (left) and Daniel Akin (right) have resigned after university President Thomas White (center) was reinstated. Photo courtesy of churchleaders.com There are now even more painful...

Keeping It Safe: Asbury College Fires “LGBTQ-Affirming” Faculty Members

by William Trollinger Asbury University, Photo by City of Wilmore, Kentucky. As Adam Laats convincingly demonstrates in his wonderful Fundamentalist U, evangelical and fundamentalist colleges are all about presenting themselves – to donors and parents – as “safe”...