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At a popular evangelical tourist site, the Ark Encounter, the image of a ‘wrathful God’ appeals to millions

By Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger We at RightingAmerica are pleased to share below our article on Ark Encounter, which appears today over at The Conversation. Many thanks to the editors at The Conversation for their permission to re=post our work here! A...

Jesus, Putin, and Trump: Guess Who’s the Odd Man Out in this Evangelical Trinity

by Rodney Kennedy 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 churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...


The Disturbing Fantasies at the Heart of Evangelical Climate Denial

by Rodney Kennedy 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 churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...

The Same Old Evangelical Enemies

by Rodney Kennedy Editor’s Note: this piece appeared earlier this week at Word&Way. We are happy to share it here for our readers! Book Cover, Righting America at the Creation Museum by Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr. (2016). Historians...

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...

Another Ken Ham Attack Goes Awry, or, The Evangelical Con Job that is Creationism

by Rodney Kennedy 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 churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...