Sixty years ago Friday (Sept. 15), four Ku Klux Klan members planted 19 sticks of dynamite next to a Black church in Birmingham, Alabama. Inside 16th Street Baptist Church, people gathered for Sunday worship. Then an apocalypse came.
A group of conservative lawmakers has been busy reshaping America’s relationship with abortion, LGBTQ issues, and religion. But their ultimate goal — bridging the separation between church and state — is far more ambitious.
In the wake of Greg Locke destroying a Barbie Dreamhouse playset with a “biblebat,” today’s issue of A Public Witness opens up the book on examples in faith, business, and politics of profaning the Bible by treating it like a prop.