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Take the Young Earth Creationist Quiz Used in a Kentucky School

by William Trollinger An acquaintance passed along to Dan Phelps a quiz – displayed below – that was given to pre-high school students at a private school in rural Kentucky. If you find this young Earth creationist quiz ludicrous, please understand that the logic...

A Black Evangelical Has Schooled Ken Ham on Race and Racism . . . and Ken is Not Pleased

by William Trollinger Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin. June 7, 1964. In August, Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis CEO) and Charles Ware (founder and...

“Pro-Life” Christian Right Loves the Death Penalty

by William Trollinger “san marco florence 320” by Walwyn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, is a big fan of the death penalty.  As he told Fox and Friends (where he is a regular contributor),  Let’s admit the...

Creating “Models” to “Confirm” Young Earth Creationism, or, How a Pair of Tortoises Travelled from the Amazon to the Seychelles

by William Trollinger “Seychelles Giant Tortoise eating” by flicksmores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Young Earth creationism has its own, unusual scientific method. Most scientists will not recognize it as a “scientific method.” Be that as it may, it...

The Fundamentalist Quest for a Gentler God: Rewriting the Story of the Flood

by William Trollinger Photograph taken by Susan Trollinger. Righting America, p. 55. For more images and information about the museum, go to creationmuseum.org In her blog post, “Death Outside the Ark . . . Made Vivid,” Sue Trollinger discusses the...

Fundamentalists, Catholics, and Two Very Different Uses of Evolutionary Theory

by Pete Cajka Pete Cajka is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at Notre Dame and a faculty affiliate with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. He is an intellectual and cultural historian of the twentieth...