One of the favorite national past times for fundamentalist is to rail against Catholicism for the Inquisition, and the burnings of John Huss and William Tyndale yet claim innocence when it comes to persecution. Nooooo the fact is that fundamentalists head a new Inquisition, and the new form of torture is defaming people’s good names and taking away their livelihoods. All a fundamentalist powermonger, an Al Mohler or Paige Patterson, has to do is claim that they are more orthodox than the other woman, I mean, guy, and keep beating people over the head with that fact. Eventually, people will start believing false rumors and get angry at that woman, I mean, guy so that person has to lose their job. A few years ago when I was keeping up, reading on the Peter Enns/WestMinster Theological Seminary fiasco, I thought it was only an anomaly. There is no way fundamentalists treat all of their scholars like this. Well, I was really mistaken.
Fred Clark of Slacktivist has a list of recent evangelical inquisitions, and yes, I agree whole heartedly with using that terminology to describe what’s going on: No One Expects The Evangelical Inquisition: Part 1