Miracle Pregnancy, Despite “Santorum Birth Control” Method

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BREAKING NEWS February 16, 2012 Jeff Spagniola of Durham, North Carolina, was stunned when his girlfriend announced to him last week that she was, indeed, pregnant. “It’s a miracle!” says Spagniola, “I mean, it must be, right? We used birth control and everything.” Asked what method of birth control they employed, he explained that the [Read More...]

Hottest Topics of the Past Month

I decided it was kind of fun to go back and see what folks are most interested in from time to time, so last month I started a monthly review of the most popular blog posts. In a few cases this time, there was more than one popular post on a common topic, so I [Read More...]

GOP Nostalgia is a Symptom of Privilege

There’s an awful lot of talk in the political forum lately about restoring America to some nostalgic state of yesteryear, when supposedly everything was better. If we could only get back there, everything would be all right again. I guess that depends on who you ask, doesn’t it? Author Melissa Harris-Perry recently appeared on “The [Read More...]

Mitt Romney’s Bad Lip Reading Send-up

In honor of the South Carolina primaries, I thought I’d post another “Bad Lip Reading” video, this time of front-runner Mitt Romney. This one may be even funnier than the Herman Cain video. And for those who don’t seem to click with these, no, they are not real. Someone watches these clips and makes up [Read More...]

Can Mormonism Ever Go Mainstream?

The Mormon faith has gotten more attention in the last couple of years than most could have anticipated. Aside from the ad campaign promoted by the Mormon Church to portray Mormons as everyday folks, other events have eclipsed this more calculated effort to mold public opinion. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of Southpark, have [Read More...]

Top Christian Sterotypes of 2011

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This has been quite a year for Christians. Actually, it’s been more of a year of prominent Christian stereotypes, but they’ve been entertaining if nothing else. So I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my “favorite” Christian stereotypes of the year. The Glad-Handler Not to be mistaken for any [Read More...]

Emmett Till to Herman Cain: Strange Progress?

In August, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till, and African-American, was killed for reportedly flirting with a white woman. He was beaten, his eyes cut out of his head, and his lifeless body was dumped in a river. The men who murdered the young boy were acquitted, but later publicly admitted to the lynching under the protection [Read More...]


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