Commentary

William Bell Riley and Fundamentalist Anti-Semitism

Today it is commonly held that Evangelical Christianity is inherently pro-Jewish. This opinion is shared both by Evangelicals themselves, who boast of their pro-Jewish sentiment, and by nationalist Catholics and neo-pagans, who see this pro-Jewish attitude as a strong argument against Evangelical Christianity. While contemporary Evangelicals certainly are guilty of the philo-Semitic heresy, one does …

Monuments to White Womanhood

The last wild portions of the American frontier were settled around 1900, and shortly thereafter Americans began erecting monuments to commemorate this heroic conquest. A particularly popular type of frontier commemoration was the monument to the pioneer mother. The 1910s and 1920s saw several such monuments spring up across the country, and in 1929 Americans …

Darwinism and Racialism

In their eternal quest to prove that liberals are the “real racists”, many conservative Christians have tried to vilify Darwinism by arguing that it inevitably leads to a belief in eugenics and racial hierarchy. They reason that without Darwinism, the racialism of National Socialist Germany and other regimes would never had existed, and they imply …