Let’s talk about God, and people who think they know what he wants

Creationism is … evolving. A look at how young earth creationists are expressing views that forty years earlier would have been considered heretical evolutionary concepts.

Even the devil can quote scripture to his purpose. That doesn’t mean he’s right.

The Anxious Bench blog discusses how after the end times and the Antichrist entered pop culture in the 1970s, films like The Omen reshaped the concept of the last days. And made the idea of Satanic, child-torturing cults seem perfectly believable (fake Satanist Mike Warnke was cited as a reliable source about Satanism in some of the later Satanic Panic trials). Fred Clark adds more. including a link to one massive miscarriage of justice.

Steve King’s argument against rape or incest exemptions for abortion: “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” Because, you know, it’s not possible those rape and incest victims might have had other babies if they weren’t raped, is it? Samantha Field points out his views, despite the phrasing, are commonplace: “King is not arguing pillaging and incest are intrinsically good, but God makes them good. Rape resulting in pregnancy, in King’s view, is theologically a blessing, it is the mechanism by which God makes “all things work together” and transforms a horrific, traumatizing event into a life-giving miracle. Needless to say, this theological thought process completely removes bodily autonomy, self-determination, and agency from consideration. What the pregnant person wants is irrelevant.”

Do white evangelicals like that Trump’s a bully?

A Colorado pastor running for the state house thinks women shouldn’t wear pants. Fred Clark discusses “culotte fundamentalism.”

How one Kentucky school district got around a requirement to post In God We Trust on the school walls.

As you may have heard, the Labor Department is considering allowing federal contractors to discriminate against gays, not only based on religious conviction but moral views.  Also if they’re straight but pregnant and unmarried.

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