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At the Bar, the Night after Roe v. Wade was Overturned

by William Trollinger The Bar at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. Last Saturday night, Sue and I were at the Hilton Netherland Plaza bar in Cincinnati. We fell in love this bar after our very first visit to the Creation Museum, and it remains our go-to stop...

Whither Evangelical Colleges?: The LGBTQ+ Moment is Here

by William Trollinger Graduating Seattle Pacific University students hand rainbow Pride flags to Interim President Pete Menjares while receiving their diplomas. Image via Religion News Service. Fact #1: Approximately 2/3 of evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 35...

A Colorblind Racism

by William Trollinger Cover Image for The Bible Told Them So: How Souther Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy by J. Russell Hawkins (Oxford University Press, 2021) In his terrific 2021 book, The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to...

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...

A House Divided: Evangelicals, An Insurrection, and Donald Trump

by Terry Defoe Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 carry a flag saying “Jesus is my Savior. Trump is my President.” Image by Selcuk Acar via The New Republic. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in...

The Christian Right and the Decline of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Update: This post is republished over at Red Letter Christians on July 30, 2021. A participant in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol poses with a Bible. Image credit: John Minchillo/AP via Word and Way . The headlines tell the...