The 2 weeks of shutdown madness has accelerated evangelical movement’s devolution by 10 years or more. The shutdown is to the evangelical establishment what that fabled 4-hour erection is to Viagra users.I predict that the unwinding of the loony literalistic evangelical “Bible-believing” movement, made respectable by people like Billy Graham and Christianity Today magazine, just took a quantum leap. American evangelicals are looking into a grim future where they’re both loathed and feared. Th … [Read more...]
Post-Shutdown the Evangelical Movement Is Going to Die Faster Than Ever — GOOD!– Now Actual Christianity Might Have a Chance to Flourish
Not All Christians Are “Values Voter Summit” Bigots — Some of Us Took Our Stand at the National Press Club
Not all Christians are "Values Voter Summit" bigots. Some of us took our stand at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, Oct. 10. I had the honor to be part of a coalition of mainstream Christians and LGBT leaders. We were invited by Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism. We were there to endorse NALT, an exciting new platform for pro-LGBT Christians to proclaim our strong support for equality and to tell the world that Christians are, … [Read more...]
When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his urine what he was unknowingly doing was illustrating what Tony Perkins, The Family Research Council, Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, the Koch brothers and the Republicans would actually do to the name of Jesus some 30 years later. Serrano photographed his urine-soaked Jesus in 1987 under the title Piss Christ. He said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion. Controversy followed the work and reached a peak on … [Read more...]
My Message to SHUTDOWN GOP/Tea Party/Jesus “Followers” Re-Crucifying Christ on the Altar of Right Wing Delusion
"There is only one defense against the rising worldwide fear-filled fundamentalist tide engulfing all religions: The embrace of paradox and uncertainty as the virtuoso expression of Christ-like humility. Our egos must be curtailed by what we do not know, which is far more than we do know. This humility is rooted in a fact: we are at the beginning of creation and don’t have any clue as to how things will grow and change.We can have it both ways: defend the best of tradition, for in- stance o … [Read more...]
The End of American Christianity Itself, the World, the Universe and the Black Imposter in the White House, Praise Jesus!
This is How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane"The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by div … [Read more...]
Ted Cruz’ Father Is a Rabid Right-Wing Preacher– What More do You Need to Know About the “Why” of the Shutdown?
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (center) raises the hand of his right wing preacher father, Rafael Cruz (right). It's no coincidence that in my new book And God Said, “Billy!” that I have my character "Billy" masturbating while he listens to his godly wife read out loud from a book by the guru of all evangelical Dominionist/Reconstructionists-- Rousas Rushdoony. The evangelical world has been metaphorically jacking off to the Rushdoony/Ted Cruz/Koch brothers' political God- … [Read more...]
"Today’s conservatives are making it harder for a new generation of Christians to square conservative political activism with their faith," writes Matt Lewis, a leading conservative columnist. He was summing up whet he'd written in The Week, the day before. Here he is with the Morning Joe crew talking about the Bible, Jesus, Republicans and politics and why Republicans are loosing the future because they are loosing the evangelical young people. Nice to have what I've been saying about the lo … [Read more...]
With the shutdown I'm tempted to say "I told you so." What did you expect? Religious morons hijack the GOP (with a big assist from my dad and me in the 1970s and 1980s) and now the lobotomized GOP has hijacked the rest of us and taken the country and world economy hostage.The shutdown is the religious right's biggest "victory" and a loss for the rest of us that threatens everything we love. But it's not all "their" fault. Some of our best and brightest dropped the ball too. … [Read more...]