Tag: Christian fundamentalists

The Bogus Historians Who Teach Evangelicals They Live in a Theocracy

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I had never seen a sanctuary so full on a Tuesday night. The people packed into FloodGate Church in Brighton, Mich., weren’t here for Bill Bolin, the right-wing zealot pastor who’d grown his congregation tenfold by preaching conspiracy-fueled sermons since…[Continue Reading...]

White Evangelicals More Open to Political Violence Than Non-Christians

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White evangelical Americans are more willing to endorse political violence than their non-Christian counterparts, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). Concerns about political violence have been on the rise since the January 6, 2021,…[Continue Reading...]

I Kissed “Biblical Womanhood” Goodbye

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For years, Shannon Harris’ church expected her to be an exemplar for submissive, biblical womanhood. She was married to Joshua Harris, the famed author of anti-dating handbook I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which sold over a million copies after its publication…[Continue Reading...]

Shiny Happy People is a great reminder of why cult documentaries should exist

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I grew up adjacent to the fundamentalist Christian cult that Shiny Happy People, the four-part docuseries ostensibly about the reality TV-famous Duggar family, was really about. The Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), founded and led by a man named…[Continue Reading...]

Watching the Duggar documentary on Amazon Prime has ripped open old wounds

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Earlier this month Amazon Prime launched its bombshell documentary series, “Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets,” a no-holds-barred look at the controversy-ridden Duggar family of “19 Kids and Counting” fame. The documentary features interviews with some Duggar family members, including…[Continue Reading...]

Fewer evangelicals support public school childhood vaccine requirements, survey shows

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(RNS) — In what could be a sign of COVID-19’s influence, some sectors of U.S. society — specifically white evangelicals and Republicans — are showing a growing aversion to the requirement that schoolchildren be vaccinated for illnesses like mumps and…[Continue Reading...]

‘Praying for Armageddon’ exposes the power, influence of U.S. fundamentalist evangelicals

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Following the release of the powerful film on artificial intelligence, iHuman, filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei's new political thriller, Praying for Armageddon, exposes the influence of U.S. fundamentalist evangelicals on politics and democracy, with the aim to fulfill the biblical Armageddon…[Continue Reading...]

‘They said they could make me straight’: Hongkonger recalls ‘brainwashing’ by group with gov’t funding from ‘equality’ fund

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Despite being a churchgoer, Alvin Cheung never prays. Hymns send a chill down his spine, and the last time he touched a Bible was over 10 years ago. The 38-year-old is a regular at his LGBTQ-friendly church, but avoids weekly…[Continue Reading...]

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