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Learning About Abortion at VBS

by Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood  Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian Kaylor is editor and president of Word&Way – which we strongly urge you to support – as well as the host of the podcast, Baptist Without an Adjective.  Today’s post appeared originally at...

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...

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...

Mark Meadows: Before the Attempted Coup, the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Insurrectionists enter the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Photo by: John Minchillo (Associated Press) An evangelical young Earth creationist played a central role in Donald Trump’s coup attempt? Not a shock. Late last night the House of...

Mirror Images: The Jefferson Bible and The Fundamentalist Bible

by William Trollinger Teachings of Jesus placard on display at the Creation Museum. Photo by Susan L. Trollinger (2021). I taught for eight years at Messiah University (PA), which is – as the name might indicate – an evangelical school.  (Side note: At my campus...