Religious Tyranny

Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All of It Back

Submitted by RWMaster on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:25

"By the time he was nineteen, Frank Schaeffer’s parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. But all the while Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure—even if it meant losing everything.

American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 09:39

" In the first comprehensive history of American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, Matthew Sutton shows how charismatic Protestant preachers, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Narrating the story from the perspective of the faithful, he shows how apocalyptic thinking influences the American mainstream today. "

Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History Vol 2

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:47

" Liars for Jesus debunks many of the historical lies invented and used by the Christian nationalist history revisionists in their efforts to further their far right political agenda and destroy the wall of separation between church and state in America. Liars for Jesus is not a book about religion. It is a history book, setting the record straight by presenting and fully documenting the true stories and historical facts that are distorted in the "Christian nation" pseudo-history of our country. "

NAR's Newest Demon -- Talk To Action

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 09:28

I guess I should have seen it coming. I have been reading enough of C. Peter Wagner lately to know that he sees the demonic in everything (including the Statue of Liberty), so I should not have been surprised that he has taken to attacking the major source of information available about the New Apostolic Reformation (outside of Wagner's own house organs, which are notorious for their guarding of basic information).

Anti-Gay Groups Prepare for Potential Ohio Referendum on Marriage Ban

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 09:08

Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink, the Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), the Family Research Council and the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values are planning six seminars in Ohio over the coming months to train Culture Impact Teams and “answer the cry of a culture that needs help.”

‘God’s Warrior’ Jerry Boykin to Join Family Research Council

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 08:59

"Some are voicing alarm at the Family Research Council’s recent announcement that it has hired controversial retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin as its Executive Vice President–but why should they be? For Boykin, joining a Christian evangelical organization that serves as a political ramrod for far-right social conservatism, this is like coming home.

How to Use a Woman’s Faith & Trust to Make Her a Willing Accomplice to Her Own Abuse (Happily Abused)

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 07:06

Trigger warning: Christian woman’s advice to abused wives reads like a handbook for ascetic self-mortification.

How to Use a Woman’s Faith & Trust to Make Her a Willing Accomplice to Her Own Abuse

Can you say, "Stockholm Syndrome'?