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With Trump, The Religious Right Returns To Its White Nationalist Roots

Brian Tashman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Brian Tashman

It will be difficult for Religious Right leaders to position themselves as the principled guardians of "family values" after tying their political for...

The Biblical Roots of Racism

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

While it is true that most of the great abolitionists were inspired by their Christian faith, it is also true that their opponents were inspired by their Christian faith. As a result, much contemporary racism is rooted in Christianity.

We Have a Religious Right to Be a Bigot

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

A pharmacist should be required to dispense prescriptions regardless of religious beliefs, just as a supermarket cashier must check out meat products even though eating animal flesh goes against his or her vegan beliefs.

Evangelical Leader Apologizes To Gays

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bob Jones III, the controversial evangelical preacher and chancellor of Bob Jones University, has apologized for saying that gays should be stoned to ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/12/14

John Zipperer | Posted 02.11.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from budget negotiations to try your hand at our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Who knew the pope'...

Bob Jones University Told Sex Abuse Victims It Was Their Fault

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec 11 (Reuters) - A Christian university in South Carolina discouraged some students who reported...

Rape Culture, Bob Jones University and the End of Forgiveness

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

After spending the first half of my life in the church, I've come to the conclusion that evangelical culture is largely dysfunctional in its understanding of "forgiveness." And nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the recent report by Al Jazeera America on Bob Jones University.

The Real Origins Of The Religious Right

Politico Magazine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

On June 30, 1971, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case, now Green v. Connally (John Connally ha...

Bob Jones University Renews Sex Abuse Investigations

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) After firing an independent watchdog group to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on campus, Bob Jones University has rehired the same group...

University Halts Sex Assault Investigation Weeks Before Results Released

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | College

Fundamentalist Christian bastion Bob Jones University has sparked controversy after summarily dismissing a consultant group investigating the way the ...

Evangelicals Confuse Freedom With Free Rein To Insult Others

Wayne Besen | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Wayne Besen

They simply can't comprehend that the "untouchables" they used to bully with their Bibles are no longer remaining silent and refuse to accept their inferior place in society.

LGBT Support Group Formed At Very Unlikely Campus

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.22.2012 | College

Bob Jones University, a Christian institution notorious for their controversial fundamentalist views, now has a new LGBT support group on campus, KLTV...

This Student Was Kicked Out Of College For Watching Glee | Jenni Maier | Posted 04.30.2012 | College

So the problem with going to college at a fundamentalist christian school like Bob Jones University that's actively working toward returning America t...

Kentucky Fried Bible Reading: Is Interracial Marriage Immoral?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Of course the Kentucky Baptists can't consistently hold to their prejudices. It also doesn't take much imagination to think that their hysteria is really something much more human and base.

Bob Jones University Questions 'Fundamentalist' Label

Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) When Bob Jones III recently questioned whether President Obama is a Christian, it was...

The Christian Right In Context: Politics Over Persuasion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

By the 1960s, the world was out of joint again, prompting the rise of the Christian Right.

Rush, Race, and the Religious Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that one reason politically conservative evangelicals so adore Limbaugh is that he expresses the racism they feel but cannot allow themselves to articulate.

Ron Paul To Speak At Bob Jones University

Austin Statesman | Ken Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a curiosity that turned up on the Thursday schedule distributed Wednesday night by Ron Paul's campaign. The good doctor will speak at 5 p.m. to...