A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Bill Gothard’s Ambassador Hotel (IBLP) in Dallas Burns in 4 Alarm Fire

#AmbassadorHotel ... at some point in time 'housed' 3 US Presidents. A 4 alarm fire broke out at approximately 1:00 AM ON 5/28/2018. The building is owned by Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) 🤦🏻‍♀️https://t.co/Ki7uS1BTjA pic.twitter.com/7qztUionb0 — ☆ KELLI ☆ (@kelli_fustos) May 28, 2019 In 2014 #BillGothard resigned after there were allegations reported of #SexualAbuse …

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Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children – Spiritual Sounding Board

Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children – Spiritual Sounding Board — Read on spiritualsoundingboard.com/2015/03/26/man-shares-personal-testimony-of-how-bill-gothard-used-bible-verses-which-led-to-the-abuse-of-children/amp/

How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics | Roger E. Olson

How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics One of my observant and astute blog visitors pointed me to the current issue of The Atlantic—an influential American magazine filled with in depth cultural and political analysis and commentary. The following article in the December 5, 2017 — Read on http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2017/12/old-religious-idea-trickles-contemporary-american-politics/

The Political Entanglements of Wayne Van Gelderen, Jr. and Falls Baptist Church

Great! Perhaps I can direct their attention to https://t.co/dTYXYAWtKi and https://t.co/bnt1qag1ab which is heavily Bill Gothard (IBLP, ATI) and Bob Jones University influenced. — Sam Kean (@snkean) November 25, 2018 I can connect you to several abuse victims for interviews. We have a group of 120+ survivors (online) from mainly these 2 “churches,” and a …

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Bill Gothard’s Fundamentalist Trap | The New Republic

[The below quotation is excerpted from the full article at The New Republic, which exposes Bill Gothard (IBLP, ATI) and the network of fundamentalist institutions and "leaders" that I write against in My Story: Entrenchment in & Escape from an IFB Cult and Breaking Silence on Indiana's Racism] As a generation of ATI students have …

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Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field

Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field Be warned that today’s installment of Ex-Evangelical Conversations is a very disturbing read. Currently a senior at a Christian college, Elizabeth Hunter’s path has been a harrowing one of survival involving parental negligence, re-homing, sexual abuse, …

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