DeVos’ Education Goal is to ‘Advance God’s Kingdom’

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee to be the new secretary of education, is, like her entire family, a staunch fundamentalist and near-theocrat. She proves that yet again by saying that her goal in working on education reform is to "advance God's kingdom." … [Read more...]

Rohrer: Force Immigrants to Become Christians

Sam Rohrer, head of the American Pastors Network, says that America should not accept any immigrants unless they first become Christians, like they (allegedly) did in ancient Israel (actually, they didn't). Because he thinks America is a Christian theocracy. … [Read more...]

Now Ted Cruz as Possible Attorney General Nominee?

It's difficult to know which leak from the Trump transition team to believe, so many names are being floated. The latest reporting is that Ted Cruz is being considered for the job of attorney general, a prospect that may be even more frightening than Rudy Giuliani. … [Read more...]

Secularism No More Threatened by Trump than by Any Other Republican

Religion News Service has an article about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to the cause of secularism, and that's true. But I think something is missing from the analysis here, which is that he poses no more of a threat than any other Republican candidate would have if they'd won. … [Read more...]

Garlow: We Don’t Have to Follow Laws Other Than God’s

Megachurch pastor and theocrat Jim Garlow urged his followers to prepare for civil disobedience, though of course without ever being specific about what that would mean, and tells them that they they don't have to comply with any law that contradicts "God's law." … [Read more...]

Now Shoebat Wants Trump Executed

Add Donald Trump to the long list of people that Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat wants put to death. Though he has previously praised Trump during the campaign, he made the mistake of holding up an "LGBTs for Trump" flag at a rally and that's it, Shoebat wants him murdered. … [Read more...]

Moore Backer Peroutka Supports Justice Parker Too

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is hardly the only problem on that court. His protege, Justice Tom Parker, is nearly as bad, though not quite as brazen about it as Moore is. Turns out that the same guy, the infamous Michael Peroutka, has been a big financial supporter of both of them. … [Read more...]

Gingrich: Pastors Must Stand Up Against ‘Totalitarian Secularism’

Noted paragon of virtue and morality Newt Gingrich addressed David Lane's theocratic American Renewal Project and said that "Judeo-Christian values" (whatever that means) are under attack and that pastors must stand against the spooky specter of "totalitarian secularism" (whatever that means). … [Read more...]

Satan Clubs and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Jerry Newcombe is a minister who knows absolutely nothing about constitutional law, but in line with the Dunning-Kruger effect, that does not prevent him from spouting off on the subject as if he does. His latest column is pure nonsense about the constitutionality of satanist student clubs in public schools. … [Read more...]

AFA Official Argues for Theocracy

Rob Chambers, the national field director for the American Family Association, says that it's "unbiblical" to reject same-sex marriage but believe that others should be allowed to participate in one. Sounds a lot like theocracy to me. … [Read more...]

How Barton Teaches About the Government

You probably know by now that David Barton has launched his own schools of government at both Charis Bible College and Ecclesia College (both unaccredited, of course). Warren Throckmorton flags a video of Barton explaining his approach, which is full-on Seven Mountains Dominionism. … [Read more...]

Swanson Can’t Believe God’s Judgment Hasn’t Come Yet

Christian fascist Kevin Swanson just can't believe that God hasn't judged America yet. I mean, we have legal abortion, legal gay marriage, we let those black people get all uppity. Why hasn't God judged the nation yet and destroyed us all? But he's sure it's on the way. … [Read more...]