Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on February 26th, 2021 at the Orlando CPAC meeting. The topic of his roughly 16-minute talk was “The Bill of Rights, Liberty, and the Cancel Culture.” Included in his bizarre, rambling, and otherwise incoherent speech were, among other things: a tone-deaf joke about his recent…


What is the strategy — if indeed there is one — behind Trump’s increasingly looney-tunes conspiracy theories as he continues to push his baseless claims about election fraud? Note that in addition to Trump himself — who literally has not stopped talking about this since Election Day — three distinct…


On this issue of the cult of Trumpism, Christian nationalism and American exceptionalism: how did we arrive at this point? Americans, and indeed people from all over the world, want to know what in the is going on, in these final days of Trump, the mad king who seems…


In a recent episode of MindShift Podcast, I spoke recently with Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late Francis and Edith Schaeffer. They founded the L’Abri center in Switzerland and were hugely influential on the origins of the Christian Right, American evangelicalism, the evangelical and Republican anti-abortion movement, and Christian…


QAnon — the rapidly-spreading online conspiracy theory — is now making increasing inroads into American evangelicalism. If you are unfamiliar with what QAnon actually , then before you go any further, read my article about it here.

As just one example of the encroachment of QAnon into evangelicalism, there is…


What exactly is QAnon? Is it a cult? And if it is a cult, does it represent any sort of danger to Americans — or indeed, the world?

We see it most clearly at Trump rallies or pro-Trump demonstrations: attendees waving a giant letter “Q” with an American flag background…


Journalist Katherine Stewart, author of the recent book has been reporting and writing on the Christian Right for over a dozen years. The whole journey began many years ago with her own experience, as a mother with children of her own attending a small public school in…


What exactly is “Christian nationalism”?

How is it connected to “dominion theology”?

Many different authors researching the subject have defined Christian nationalism in multiple ways. The basic core of this belief can be seen in the following Christian nationalist narrative: America’s founding fathers were staunch believers — basically like evangelical…


Many years ago, back when I was an evangelical pastor in the Portland, OR area in the United States, we used to attend a “Great Commission” conference every year at a large church near Salem, OR. What I recall about that conference the most was how the pastor shared insights…


Recently Dream City Church, a megachurch located in Phoenix, AZ, made the headlines when a Facebook post on the church’s page went viral. In it, pastor Luke Barnett (son of founding pastor Tommy Barnett) and Dream City’s CFO, Brendon Zastrow, claimed to have installed an air purification system that kills…

Clint Heacock

I’m an ex-evangelical speaking out about the dangers posed by the Christian Right, dominion theology, and Christian nationalism. Host of the MindShift podcast.

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