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What Did Trump Know? The Presidency, Prosperity, and Pentecostals

by Dara Coleby Delgado Dara Coleby Delgado is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Coleby Delgado is a third-generation Pentecostal, reared in the Apostolic/Oneness tradition. In 2019, she completed her...

Ken Ham and Tucker Carlson Agree: Leftists (i.e., Liberals and Democrats) are Satanic

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s August 26, 2021 Facebook post. Every time I think that Ken Ham cannot go any lower, he does. And he takes his followers with him. On his Facebook page, Ham posted this image of a Daily Wire article entitled...

The Immaculate Mistake: How Evangelicals Gave Birth to Donald Trump: An Interview with Rodney Kennedy

by William Trollinger 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 over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton...

To Be Secular is To Be a Pedophile: Ken Ham and the Courting of QAnon

by William Trollinger Ken Ham’s Secular Worldview. Image via Facebook. Referring to the image displayed here, which Ken Ham has circulated via Twitter and Facebook, a friend asked if, by adding the “pedophilia” flag to the “secular worldview” fortress, Ham “is...

Using the Law to Protect Fragile White People from Seeing the Past and Present

by William Trollinger Women for Segregation. Image via the Equal Justice Initiative. One thing is for certain. White Americans need lots of tender loving care. The latest campaign to prop up white folks has its origins in the furious response to the 1619 Project, a...

The Christian Right and the Decline of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Update: This post is republished over at Red Letter Christians on July 30, 2021. A participant in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol poses with a Bible. Image credit: John Minchillo/AP via Word and Way . The headlines tell the...