The Republican National Committee (RNC) has just announced the hiring of a Tea Party Southern Baptist to strengthen its ties with the Evangelical community,Chad Connelly. Connelly, 49, is a motivational speaker and until his resignation to work for the RNC, was the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. The Southern Baptists (SBC) are perhaps [...]
Some of our crazies we are proud of because they have national entertainment value. Our Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert sees a bright clear line running from gay marriage and bestiality to any attempts at gun control. If you don’t understand that limiting to 10 the number of bullets in a gun’s magazine is a consequence [...]
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I feel moved to belabor something that should be blindingly obvious: In America, you cannot be an oppressed majority. When roughly 80% of Americans self-identify as “Christian,” one who claims to be a Christian can no more claim to be oppressed than I can claim to [...]
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Bill Killian was greeted with shouts of “traitor,” “serpent,” and calls to “resign” or “go home” Tuesday night at an event aimed at improving relations between local residents and their Muslim neighbors. Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville office, were featured speakers before a [...]
I love America. It’s a place where a person can believe what they will and voice whatever opinions pop into their pointy l’il hair. Freedom of religion, thought, and speech…very good things all, no? The correspondingly beautiful thing is that freedom of religion, thought, and speech goes both ways. Kirk Cameron has every right to [...]
Today’s lesson in why I detest modern Christianity comes to us courtesy of Matt Barber. Through selective interpretation of Scripture and a virulent hatred of homosexuality, Barber is nothing if not a walking, talking parody of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Of course, Barber’s flavor of Christianity gives him license to believe that his is [...]
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How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals.
The Nation, By Corey Robin, May 7
In the last half-century of American politics, conservatism has hardened around the defense of economic privilege and rule. Whether it’s [...]
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(Religion News Service) – Pope Francis is warning Catholics not to demonize those who are not members of the church, and he specifically defended atheists, saying that building walls against non-Catholics leads to “killing in the name of God.”
“(T)his ‘closing off’ that imagines that those outside, everyone, cannot do good is a wall that [...]
The small town of Greece, N.Y., could set a new precedent on the issue of religious expression.
USA Today, By Richard Wolf, May 20
Washington — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings — a practice that’s been common in Congress and throughout the states for more [...]
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
- Lord Byron
Sometimes, when it comes to Right-wing lunacy, I find it difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff and come up with the perfect, most ignorantly lunatic RWNJ out there. All too [...]
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BBC, May 12
Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican – a list which includes 800 victims of an atrocity carried out by Ottoman soldiers in 1480.
They were beheaded in the southern Italian town of Otranto after refusing to convert to Islam.
Their names are [...]