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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...

Ken Ham and the Government Subsidy that Makes Ark Encounter Possible

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Photo copyright: Susan Trollinger (2018) In an article celebrating the five-year anniversary of Ark Encounter’s opening, Ken Ham continued to issue misleading (now there’s an understatement!) comments regarding...

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 –...

Salvation is Not Forthcoming Any Time Soon: Trumpism and the Soul-Destroying Corruption of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Evangelical leaders pray over Trump in the Oval Office. Photo via The Chicago Tribune (2017). “What does it profit a faith to gain a whole country and then lose it, along with its own soul?” (Sarah Jones) Four years ago, just after the...

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural: The Best Medicine is the Truth

by Rachael Griggs Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, engraved at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo: the U.S. National Parks Service Rachael Griggs is a science advocate and a Jesus advocate. Her awe of nature and appreciation for the sciences began with her first...