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EricTales: The Story behind the Metaxas Word Salad

by Camille Kaminski Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

Two Peas in a Pod: QAnon Conspiratorialism and Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Doug Jensen gestures to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. Jensen, 41, of Des Moines, Iowa, was jailed Jan. 9 on federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct...

The Best of RightingAmerica, 2016-2021

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Photo credit: Susan L. Trollinger, 2018 The rightingamerica website first appeared in April of 2016. In the 5 ¾ years since then, we have published 465 blog posts (many or most are more accurately described as short...

Evangelical Ziggurats, and The State of Babel after the Fall

by Camille Kaminski Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

Media Hypes Anti-Vaxx Pastor from Waveland, Mississippi

by Rodney Kennedy Shane Vaughn, pastor at First Harvest Ministries in Waveland, MS. Photo via Newsweek.com Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. The pastor of 7 Southern Baptist...

What Pandemic? The Amish and Amish Country Tourists Dispense with Masks

by William Trollinger Promotional photo for the Amish Country Theater (2021) Every other year my wife Sue teaches a course here at the University of Dayton (UD) entitled “The Arguments and Visual Rhetoric of Two Religious Traditions.” Not surprisingly, the two...