Frank Turek

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Frank Turek is a notable Christian apologist and anti-atheist. He's known for co-authoring the book I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist with Norman Geisler and has a television show with the same name on the Christian cable channel, NRB NetworkWikipedia's W.svg.[1]

He also runs the website, CrossedExamined.org[2] and hosts a podcast on American Family Radio, the radio channel of the anti-gay and anti-atheist hate group American Family Association. He also has a YouTube channel which, as of November 2018, has more than 70,000 subscribers and nearly 10,900,000 views.[3]

Views[edit]

Atheism[edit]

Turek is stridently opposed to atheism and atheists. His YouTube channel has videos in which he debates and answers atheists with factually inaccurate and laughably fallacious arguments.[4][5]Turek also seems to hold the popular Christian belief that morality is objective and that atheists have no morals or "moral compass" to "guide" their ethical decision-making.[6][7]

Creationism[edit]

Turek is also a Young Earth Creationist and an intelligent design activist.[8] He even claims to have once traveled to Iran in search of the fabled Noah's Ark.[1] Furthermore, many of the people whom he deems to be the "top 20 Christian apologists" in his personal blog appear to be pro-creation as well. Among these so-called "top 20" are the following:

Homosexuality[edit]

True to his type, Turek is also quite homophobic; he has written articles for Townhall.com, a far-right website in which wingnuts and broflakes rant about the evils of them goatdamn goddamn libruls and other assorted anti-'Murican bogeymen. These articles were later republished on Voice of Revolution, Michael Brown's homophobic website.[1][10][11]

Turek is also known for writing the book Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone.[note 1]

CrossedExamed.org[edit]

CrossedExamed.org is a non-profit website founded by none other than Turek himself. According to their official mission statement, they exist "to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical."[12][note 2]

A few articles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Even just the title of the book begs the question: How exactly does two men/women who love each other getting married affect the marriage of a heterosexual couple?
  2. Really? The core beliefs of young people are changing and they're starting to think critically and ask questions as they grow up? Oh the humanity!

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