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Why Did It Take 50 Years For Calvinists To Care About Race?: How The Mainline Saved Evangelicalism

Religion, The South, Uncategorized on June 13th, 2015 24 Comments

The Civil-Rights Movement in America lasted from roughly 1955 to 1968 (with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968). That was half a century ago. In what many people would call “remarkable,” 2015 may go down in the annals of American church history as the year that conservative, Calvinist Baptists and conservative Presbyterians [...]

Do not be deceived: they protested desegregation with their own schools because they weren’t racists (right?)

The South on August 18th, 2012 3 Comments

This photo (taken from Southernspaces.org/Nashville Public Library)  is worthy of a dissertation. If you asked these guys if they were racists they would likely say, “no.” It is this type of duplicitous thinking that dominated white Southern gospel-centered churches in the Southeast in 1964-1965. So many will argue that their churches were not racist even [...]

When challenging Confederate-loving “Calvinists,” don’t be surprised by this. . . .

The South on August 18th, 2012 3 Comments

Anthony Bradley is a prime example of how white Judeochristians will do anything to appease a Negro who joins their Afro-Saxon club. They give him a degree and career, and then they let him berate them for not being sensitive to the needs and feelings of hyper-sensitive minorities. They gladly humiliate themselves for the privilege. [...]