The Tea Party And Social Conservatives

Some data which demonstrates what should be obvious: Indeed, according to a recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, nearly half (47 percent) of Tea Party members consider themselves part of the Christian conservative movement, with that number jumping to 57 percent when confined to the 81 percent of Tea Partiers who identify as [Read More...]

Carl Paladino: Homophobe

Vile stuff: Transcript of the vileness: We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts who seek to target our children and destroy their lives. I didn’t march in the gay parade this year, the Gay Pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that’s not the example we should be showing our children, [Read More...]

Xenophobia Distilled In Song Form

Maybe when Cartman communicates all these sentiments at once, the xenophobia and racism in them might become a little clearer for all those out there who like to insist that they are of course definitely not racist (how could anyone imply such a thing??) but just wish there were not so many minorities being alive, [Read More...]

The Case For The Republican Party

It’s pretty compelling: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sundaily Hilarity: Neo-Con Jesus

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

King vs. Beck

Just as Christian fundamentalists quote only very selectively from the Bible what is most useful for their rather peculiar contemporary interpretations of their religion, so does Glenn Beck only focus on narrow slivers of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas despite insisting that he and those in his movement are the true heirs of, and resumption [Read More...]

Ken Mehlman, Former Bush Campaign Chief And RNC Chief, Comes Out Of The Closet

He now wants to become an advocate for gay marriage.  He explains: “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” said Mehlman, now an executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR. “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over [Read More...]

True Religion?

Many a religious person defending her own religious beliefs will argue that a given politically, morally, or intellectually unflattering interpretation of her faith is simply not a true representation of her faith.  While the question of who has the right or the adequate means to decisively determine with any rational clarity which competing interpretation of any [Read More...]

Hitchens On Crass Responses To The Proposed Ground Zero Islamic Center

Noting the shadiness and creepiness of public remarks by Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the plan to build a mosque blocks away from the former site of the Twin Towers, Christopher Hitchens is nonetheless repulsed by the tactics adopted by his opposition.  Starting with Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, he writes: [Read More...]


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