Rights, Power, Sexuality and the Church

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I found an interesting pair of articles on Huffington Post’s religion page today. First, there was a story about Newt Gingrich, who claims that, by giving equal rights to LGBT people, we are in turn denying the rights of religious organizations. Then in the second story, the Catholic Church in Ireland has threatened to excommunicate [Read More...]

Anger, Fear and the GOP Implosion

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It seems lately that the Republican party is painting itself into an angry corner that it can’t find its way out of. Rush Limbaugh’s recent loose-lipped “slut” comment is a clarion call to his significant conservative base to forge ahead in a direction that leads nowhere good. Basically, he cast negative, sexually charged aspersions at [Read More...]

Who Would Jesus Glitter Bomb?

For starters, I’ll apologize for not including my usual images and links. I poured an entire glass of red wine on my laptop last night, and so I am blogging from my iPad. Yes, I know, a true yuppie problem. So you’ll get text-only today AND LIKE IT!!! Now that I got that out of [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...]

Gingrich vs. Santorum: A Bad Lip Reading Cage Match

What can I say? I LOVE these Bad Lip Reading videos. Today I thought I’d post a two-fer and see which one folks like best. Today’s match is between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. [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...]

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...]


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