Author Deborah Jian Lee"So when I became a leader of my college Christian fellowship group, Intervarsity, I was stunned by the entrenched conservatism of so many of my Christian peers. Sure, the group had some theological and political diversity, and I had some amazing young staff mentors (some of whom were people of color) who totally got me. But the overwhelming culture resisted my initiatives on racial justice and gender equality, equated voting Republican with authentic … [Read more...]
Here’s the best article I’ve read on the sensible journey away from the Evangelical World that Hates Our (Clearly) Queer/Trans Creator
(photo Daily Express UK)As Ted Cruz supporter Pastor Kevin Swanson says, "Don't you dare carve happy faces on open pussy sores!" Ted Cruz Evangelical boosters come unglued in this priceless Samantha Bee 4 min video clip. WATCH!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s painting … [Read more...]
Why God Hates Donald Trump or at Least Ann Coulter Does .. so Why Do Jerry Falwell Jr. and Franklin Graham Love the Jerk’s-Jerk?
(Credit: Reuters/Jim Young)Will Jerry Falwell Jr. withdraw his endorsement, or are wives fair game at Liberty U? We are told in the Bible that God hates the proud. So if the Bible is 'true,' the way fundamentalists and evangelicals say it is, then God hates Trump. And if people who say the Bible is true vote for Trump then... God hates them too. Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Donald Trump has managed to s … [Read more...]
When Will the First Trump-Related Killing Happen With Evangelical’s Support as Trump “Purifies” America for God?
There will be a Trump-event related murder. It's only a matter of time. That's because Trump is following the 1930s fascist playbook. He is being successful because of the evangelicals craving for moral order. Trump-incited violence is a recurring theme at Trump events. Protesters are beaten, shoved, kicked and verbally abused with racial slurs. Trump encourages supporters to attack protesters. Trump says they should "hit back" more often, and has offered to pay legal fees if they attack prot … [Read more...]
In our fuzzy American sentimental folklore Christianity was once associated with kindness. Not anymore. Evangelicals embraced Trump and Cruz. End of story.Both men are symbols of hate and stupidity in equal measure. They are to politics what the president of Gordon College is to education: a man who will be remembered for writing to President Obama to ask to be allowed to discriminate against gays in the name of religious freedom.When we hear the word evangelical now, we don't think of … [Read more...]
Evangelicals used to be Christians... Today they are Republicans. These pictures tell the story. Yesterday's Evangelical Hero Today's Evangelical Hero Yesterday's Evangelical Hero Today's Evangelical Hero Yesterday's Evangelical Hero Today's Evangelical Hero Yesterday's Evangelical Hero Evangelicals used to be Christians... Today they are Republicans. These pictures … [Read more...]
The Trump phenomenon isn’t about him. It is about the 40-year right wing takeover of the GOP I describe in detail in my book CRAZY FOR GOD: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. It is about the Republicans and their evangelical backers on the religious and racist right fomenting a slow motion lynching of President Obama where they tried to kill his presidency with a miasma of lies. The time to have stopped Trump w … [Read more...]
TOP TEN REASON TO GO TO FALWELL'S LIBERTY U NOW STUDENTS & PROFESSORS ARE ALL CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS----------------------------------------------------------------- (With apologies to David Letterman) 10. It's fun Taking Bets on What Could Go Possibly Wrong When You're on A Campus Full of Fully Armed Unstable Young White Men Who fit the Profile of Delusional Paranoid Religious Fundamentalists.9. When The Next Unhinged Christian Shoots Up an Abortion Clinic He'll be Fully … [Read more...]