Lou Engle’s Bizarro Esther

This post originally appeared in Religion Dispatches in April 2012. This is about pro-lifers, but it’s not about abortion. It’s about how one male evangelist thinks the best way for women to influence public policy is by feeling bad and by not eating. Lou Engle’s “Esther Call” will be finishing in Dallas, Texas today on … Continue reading

Harding is for lovers?

I’m not sure how I didn’t hear about this until now. But I’m glad I heard about it now: Queer students at Harding University—a conservative Christian university in Arkansas—put out a zine earlier this year about their experiences and personal stories. The zine’s called “The State of the Gay at Harding University,” and the collective … Continue reading


My editorial on the gay conversion movement got thrown up on the Canadian University Press newswire’s homepage today. Thanks, guys! It’s a very appropriate day to publish work about how love is never wrong!