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The Descendants of Jim Crow Segregationists Are Carrying On the Tradition of Suppressing Voting Rights

by Rodney Kennedy  Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which...

The One Time an F is (Better than) Acceptable: Turning Point USA’s Dean’s List

by Tucker James Hoffmann Tucker James Hoffmann is an undergraduate student at the University of Dayton. Under the mentorship of Drs. Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Jr., Tucker has written – among other works – “Gen Z Gen Free: The Rise of Christian Right...

Yikes! Creationist “Scholar” Attacks RightingAmerica

by William Trollinger Image of Ken Ham & A. Charles Ware’s 2007 book Darwin’s Plantation. Dear Jerry (if I may): Oh my. It appears that my discussion of your article on Darwin and the Vietnam War has struck a nerve. So it is that you have mustered your...

Charles Darwin was Responsible for the Vietnam War?

by William Trollinger Photo taken by United States Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle on March 16, 1968 in the aftermath of the My Lai massacre showing mostly women and children dead on a road. Image via Wikimedia...

The Best of rightingamerica in 2022

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Image by Susan L. Trollinger (March 15, 2022). It was another good year for rightingamerica, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics, and in the number and variety of visitors/viewers. Regarding the latter,...

Hijacking History: An Interview with Kathleen Wellman

by William Trollinger Book cover for Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021). Kathleen Wellman is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of History and Altshuler...