Can Ted Cruz revive the evangelicalism of the past?

"LYNCHBURG, VA – Ted Cruz came to this southern town Monday to launch his presidential campaign, but also to revive a strain of American evangelicalism that was birthed here in the 1980s. Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, traveled to the home of Liberty University, an institution born in 1971 that now boasts a student body of 13,800 and touts itself as “the largest Christian university in the world.” Liberty is a monument to the determination of its founder, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, to creat … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Ninety-eight Percent of Heaven’s Occupants are Embryos!

(Sleeping Putto, by Léon Bazille Perrault courtesy Wikipedia)"Ninety-eight percent of Heaven’s occupants are embryos," writes  Valerie Tarico on AlterNet in her darkly amusing and enlightening essay "10 Reasons Christian Heaven Would Actually Be Hell." She continues: Human reproduction is designed as a big funnel. Most fertilized eggs die before implanting, followed by embryos and fetuses that self-abort, followed by babies and then little kids. A serious but startling statistical analysis b … [Read more...]

Republican Victory Proves That Lies Work With White Evangelicals

 The Republican Party base is white evangelicals. So no wonder the GOP lies about the country, the economy and the president worked. The folks who base their lives on religious mythology have spent lifetimes being trained to believe lies. And if you point that out then they kick into victim mode and denounce people who question them as persecutors. Last night they won. Lies won. As the New York Times noted: "Republican candidates campaigned on only one thing: what they called the … [Read more...]

The Can and Can’t LIST of the Religious Right

Can carry a loaded gun in public Can’t get contraceptives Can go to the Creation Museum Can’t get a good science education Can beat your kids Can’t marry a gay person Can make millions off selling God Can’t provide medical care for children Can lie about President Obama Can’t vote without an I.D. Can follow the teachings of Ayn Rand Can't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ Can raise 73 million to build a replica Noah's ark in Kentucky Can't keep funding to help the 1 in 5 poor/need … [Read more...]

My NPR/Terri Gross “Fresh Air” Interview on Abortion/Pro-Life/Politics

"My dad was shocked by the hatred in the religious right..." Here's my "Pro-Life — And In Favor Of Keeping Abortion Legal" NPR interview. I talk about the history of the anti-abortion movement, gay rights, violence, what our family did. You may listen here.FRANK SCHAEFFER/TERRI GORSS/NPRListen to the StoryLISTEN HERE: Fresh Air from WHYYComing Soon From Frank Schaeffer (Pub Date May 15)...WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peac … [Read more...]

Evangelical Marriages Fail At Much Higher Rates Than Atheist’s Marriages

Surprise! Atheist marriages last longer than Christian ones. Yet conservative Christians see themselves as the last defenders of traditional marriage. Yet many don't quite live up to the ideal. To understand why evangelical marriages fail read my latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!"exploring the roots of American religious delusion and also this...October 30, 2013  | First published in AlternetBy Valerie TaricoConservative Christians think of themselves as the last … [Read more...]

NEWSFLASH! The POPE is SANE!

 Pope Francis said in an interview published Thursday that the Roman Catholic Church must no longer focus on abortion, contraception and gay marriage. Trouble is the American Roman Catholic Church is being manipulated by some very extreme people. They will not be happy!Robert George, (the Princeton professor behind the extreme recent rightward tilt of the American Roman Catholic bishops and, according to the New York Times one time mentor to Glenn Beck) Antonin Scalia, and the … [Read more...]

Pro-Choice Yet Pro-Life?

Can one be pro-life and yet pro-choice? More and more people are saying that they believe that life indeed starts at conception yet also argue that abortion should be legal. Are you one of those who think this way? If not why not?Please read and comment.This article ("Inside the Controversy Over Man Charged with Murder for Slipping an Abortion Pill to Pregnant Girlfriend”) by Mary Elizabeth Williams was first published by Salon  and reprinted on AlterNet and is reprinted here by per … [Read more...]


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