In an Extraordinary Move, Jerry Falwell Takes Back His Resignation and Then Resigns Again(UPDATED)

In this seemingly never ending story, Falwell told the WSJ that he did indeed submit his resignation. He doesn’t sound contrite though referring to self-righteous people who put pressure on the board. Amazing. 8/25/20 – You just knew this was going get worse. ………………………. In a day full of surprises, Liberty University just issued this … Continue reading “In an Extraordinary Move, Jerry Falwell Takes Back His Resignation and Then Resigns Again(UPDATED)”

Blog Theme: Civil Rights and Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – Interview with Jeff Sharlet

Interview with author Jeff Sharlet In this interview, we discuss our shared recollections of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, the Netflix documentary The Family, liberty of conscience, and evangelicals in relationship to Donald Trump. This is second in a series of interviews marking 15 years of blogging. I started blogging in July 2005. The first interview … Continue reading “Blog Theme: Civil Rights and Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – Interview with Jeff Sharlet”

Is There a War on Psychotherapy?

Last week, this came across my path: I assume Christopher Doyle refers to the effort around the country to prohibit sexual reorientation change efforts for minors. However, I write this post to address a couple of points. When it comes to sexual orientation and psychotherapy, the reparative therapy narrative of defective parenting doesn’t hold water … Continue reading “Is There a War on Psychotherapy?”

Lindsey Graham on Trump: Is He a Racist or a Narcissist?

This is a question Trump supporter and Senator from SC Lindsey Graham sought to address in his defense of Trump today. Here is a series of tweets from Frank Thorp, NBC news reporter with Graham’s thoughts. GRAHAM: “I really do believe that if you’re a Somali refugee who likes Trump, he’s not going to say … Continue reading “Lindsey Graham on Trump: Is He a Racist or a Narcissist?”

Trump’s Dirty Deeds: Is This an Off-Ramp for Evangelicals?

Yesterday President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison for several crimes, including campaign finance violations. In his remarks prior to receiving his sentence, Cohen said he was sorry he helped cover up Donald Trump’s “dirty deeds.” According to Cohen, Trump directed him to make hush money payments to two … Continue reading “Trump’s Dirty Deeds: Is This an Off-Ramp for Evangelicals?”

Nationwide and Arkansas Class Certified in Gospel for Asia RICO Case

In a major development in the RICO lawsuit filed against Gospel for Asia in the Western District of Arkansas, Judge Timothy Brooks certified a nationwide class of people eligible to pursue a RICO claim against Gospel for Asia. He also certified a subclass of Arkansas donors. The specifics are below: The judge gave GFA until … Continue reading “Nationwide and Arkansas Class Certified in Gospel for Asia RICO Case”

Donald Trump Pledges to Pardon Dinesh D’Souza

In today’s Corruption Watch News, I bring you this: Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018 Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Now Trump will pardon him. Reaction has been swift and severe, … Continue reading “Donald Trump Pledges to Pardon Dinesh D’Souza”

Reaction to Trump's Religious Liberty Executive Order

Earlier today Donald Trump signed an executive order with religious liberty as the subject matter. However, the order did next to nothing of substance. Everything Trump and his supporters want to change must be done legislatively or via rule making. Reaction to the order has been much more interesting and in some cases substantial than … Continue reading “Reaction to Trump's Religious Liberty Executive Order”

Information and Misinformation on Gender Dysphoria from Wallbuilders and the American College of Pediatricians, Part One

Tuesday on Wallbuilders Live, Dr. Michelle Cretella represented tiny pediatric breakaway group the American College of Pediatricians. She briefly discussed the organization’s position paper on responding to gender identity issues. In doing so, she said something which caught my irony sensor. It also occurred to me, as it repeatedly has in the discussion of gender dysphoria, … Continue reading “Information and Misinformation on Gender Dysphoria from Wallbuilders and the American College of Pediatricians, Part One”

Are Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner Alike? Conflict over Ethnic Identity and Gender Identity Examined (VIDEO UPDATES)

UPDATED: Dolezal as a white woman sued Howard University for racial discrimination. See video on that point at the end of this post. Video of her interview with Matt Lauer is also at the end of the post. Rachel Dolezal has become an object of media and public attention because she has identified as a … Continue reading “Are Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner Alike? Conflict over Ethnic Identity and Gender Identity Examined (VIDEO UPDATES)”