Taylor Rutland is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama. He has spoken about the importance of addressing racism as a white pastor.
J.D. Payne is an associate professor of Christian ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He specializes in church planting and evangelism.
The Rev. Dan Stone is the pastor of Central Flora-Bama, which meets at a bar straddling the Florida and Alabama state line.
Jennifer McClure is an assistant professor of religion at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She is also the senior associate for congregational resources with the Association of Religion Data Archives and consults with congregations on organizational health.
Anna Jane Joyner serves as campaign coordinator for the Western North Carolina Alliance, which works to protect the state’s natural resources. She’s also co-host of No Place Like Home, a podcast on climate change. Joyner’s father is an evangelical Christian minister and she’s spoken often about what it’s like to reject her family’s environmental beliefs. […]
Alex Amend is the research director at TheSouthern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project where he manages a team of researchers and analysts who monitor hate groups and extremist movements in the United States. He can discuss the religious roots and relationships of multiple racial extremist groups in the U.S. He participated in a panel on […]
Paul Horwitz is a professor of law at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he specializes in law and religion, constitutional law and the First Amendment. He is the author of The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion and the Constitution and First Amendment Institutions.
Frye Gaillard is a writer in residence at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is the author of the 2009 biography “Prophet From Plains: Jimmy Carter and His Legacy.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.