The Evangelical Reckoning That Will Never Happen

 JANUARY 8, 2021 BY CAPTAIN CASSIDY Hi and welcome back! After Donald Trump supporters attacked the nation’s Capitol Building on Wednesday, I noticed some evangelical leaders saying there’d be some big ‘reckoning’ due for American evangelicals. It made me laugh. Evangelicals don’t do reckonings. There’ll be no reckoning for them, not even now, not even after all the stunts […]

Christian who breached Capitol says rioters did what they had to do

 JANUARY 7, 2021 BY BARRY DUKE MEET Leo Kelly, one of the first lunatics to storm the Capitol building after hearing Trump ranting outside the White House yesterday. And once inside, as a Bible-believing Christian, he joined others in prayer on the Senate floor. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, the conspiracy theorist parroted Trump’s claim for election fraud, […]

Evangelicalism Is Not Rounding the Corner

 OCTOBER 29, 2020 BY KRISTIN DU MEZ We welcome Peter Choi back  to the Anxious Bench today. Choi is Dean of Newbigin House, Associate Professor of American Christianity, and a member of the Consortial Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and author of George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire. To read some pundits, American evangelicals have […]

Trump contracts coronavirus. Twitter goes into prayer overdrive.

OCTOBER 2, 2020 BY BARRY DUKE USA TODAY carries this headline  ‘May God’s healing powers touch them’: Twitter reacts after President Donald Trump announces he and Melania are positive for COVID-19.’ While it’s indeed true that Twitter has gone into a prayer frenzy over the news that Trump has been forced into quarantine, there are some pretty snarky messages […]

First ever cult Supreme Court Justice nominated by Trump

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 BY OPHELIA BENSON TRUMP chose to nominate a fanatical Catholic – Amy Coney Barrett, above –  to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. Of course he did, despite being perhaps the least religious president we’d ever had. Before you get excited about Donald Trump the freethinker, remember that he thinks of himself as […]

Is Trump darling Amy Barrett a Trojan Horse for judicial Catholicism?

 SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER There is a flip side to the constitutional prohibition against “religious tests” for Americans seeking public office. It is that, once elected or appointed, those public officials also have a duty to not prioritize their religious beliefs over the secular requirements of serving the public good and accommodating the laws of Caesar, […]

Trump Says He Never Called McCain A ‘Loser’—Here’s The Evidence That He Did

Jack BrewsterForbes StaffBusinessI’m a news reporter for Forbes.Updated Sep 4, 2020, 02:43pm EDT TOPLINE While denying a report from The Atlantic that he made disparaging comments about veterans, including the late Sen. John McCain, President Trump falsely claimed he never called the former Arizona senator a “loser.” KEY FACTS Citing unnamed sources, The Atlantic reported Trump made multiple derogatory remarks about veterans, calling […]

No Longer Human

 SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 BY GEORGE YANCEY Let’s be honest shall we. There are no heroes in the Kyle Rittenhouse story. If we believe the best about Rittenhouse, then it was self defense. But it was also a 17 year old kid who decided to go to Kenosha to beat back the hordes of rioters. He had […]

Ebola, Obama, Covid & Trump

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 BY JONATHAN MS PEARCE In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republican David Perdue excoriated President Barack Obama over his handling of the Ebola outbreak — contending that Obama had “failed to lead” and “took a serious threat far too lightly.”… Before he won his first term in 2014, Tillis railed against Obama over […]