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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...

Culture War Christianity, and The Joys of Damning To Hell Those With Whom You Disagree

by William Trollinger According to Ken Ham, Joe Biden and his ilk are “The Enemy.” As it was in the days of Noah, so it is now. And damnation is coming. The year after Ark Encounter opened in 2016, Answers in Genesis (AiG) put out a booklet entitled A Pocket Guide to...

A Colorblind Racism

by William Trollinger Cover Image for The Bible Told Them So: How Souther Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy by J. Russell Hawkins (Oxford University Press, 2021) In his terrific 2021 book, The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to...

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...

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...

White Nationalism and Faith: An Interview with Camille Kaminski Lewis

by William Trollinger Camille Kaminski Lewis is, as of this fall, an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...