Category Archives: Culture

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Phil Robertson’s Theology: Dead or Alive?

Since a recent GQ Magazine article outed his homophobic and pro-Jim-crow views, left-wing commentators have declared open season on Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.” Robertson, based on his reading of Christian scriptures, considers homosexuality a sin and predicts that homosexuals will be

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The Politics of Wounding

Sightings recently reported on artist and gay-rights activist David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video “A Fire in My Belly,” which was pulled from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in response to pressure from conservative politicians and religious leaders. It had appeared in the NPG’s “Hide/Seek,” a

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Soap Goes Gay Christian in Britain

Looks like the British soap opera Coronation Street will be getting a lesbian character – but not just any old lesbian character – this one will be a Christian lesbian! Sophie Webster, a 16-year-old character, may begin the relationship with another girl from her Bible

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Religion is Ridiculous?

Ridiculous, and worse. So say the new atheist books: In God is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens does not mince words, calling religion “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive

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Building a Bridge for Such a Time as This

Listen to the podcast interview  The Golden Gate Bridge isn’t on the road to Emmaus, but it’s where Lisa Darden had her encounter with God. After being led to Christianity in the early ’90s by someone who was gay, Darden, a filmmaker born in Germany