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The 1776 Report: A Crime Against History

by William Trollinger An escaped slave named Peter showing his scarred back at a medical examination in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863. Library of Congress. Martin Luther King’s February 12 1965 speech in Selma, Alabama. Horace Cort/AP. The 1619 Project – the...

Dinosaur Bones, Mark Meadows, Neo-Confederates, and the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Ebenezer the Allosaurus on display at the Creation Museum. Copyright Susan L. Trollinger (2014). Ebenezer the Allosaurus is a star at the Creation Museum. But the story of Ebenezer is a window into the corruption, fraudulence, and right-wing...

Righting America appears at The Conversation

by William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger We were delighted to write the following article, which was published today at The Conversation! We have shared the article below in its entirety, thanks to The Conversation’s generous republishing policy. Enjoy! At the...

The Scandal Deepens at Cedarville University

by William Trollinger Portrait taken by HAF/IMMP, via thouarttheman Things are bad at Cedarville University, with the revelation a few days ago that in 2017 the school knowingly hired a sexual predator who rapidly became a central figure at the school.  (Go here for...

Finally, An Evangelical Defense of Donald Trump Worth Responding To (It’s Still Terrible, but There It Is)

by Rodney Kennedy Evangelical Leaders Pray over Donald Trump. November, 2019. White House Photo. 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...