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The Bible, and the Creation Museum Bible

by William Trollinger President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP...

SpongeBob SquarePants Bad, Tucker Carlson Good: The Moral Universe of Ken Ham

by William Trollinger SpongeBob SquarePants. Image courtesy of Nickelodeon. This past Saturday Nickolodeon celebrated Pride Month by very strongly suggesting that their popular cartoon character,  SpongeBob SquarePants, is gay. LGBTQ+ activists immediately celebrated...

“You Are Made to Feel Like an Enemy”: Even More Stories from the Toxic Academic Community that is Cedarville

Introduced by William Trollinger Cedarville President Thomas White in Chapel. Photo credit: Anna DeWine, Xenia Daily Gazette For those of you who have not kept up on the ongoing Cedarville scandal, see here, here, here, here, and here.  And here are some questions I...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham’s Very Loud Silence

by William Trollinger George Floyd, who died May 25th, 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for at least seven minutes. Photo from Facebook via Wikimedia Commons. So, when does silence equal racism? As everyone knows by now, on the evening of May 25, in...

Discrimination as Love: Asbury, BYU, and LGBTQ+ Students

by Rebecca Barrett-Fox Rebecca Barrett-Fox is Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University. The author of God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right (University Press of Kansas 2016), she researches and writes...

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”...