“FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS,” says one picket sign from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Meanwhile Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay was among 14 religious leaders who sent a letter to the White House demanding a "religious exemption" to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. In other words the Gordon administration believes that religious liberty is the right to persecute gays. Gordon … [Read more...]
Gordon College Believes That Religious Liberty is the Right to Persecute Gays or as Westboro Puts it “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS”
Hobby Lobby Verdict is a Victory For Ultra-Right Roman Catholic Co-Conspirators With Chuck Colson’s Ghost
National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Pope Francis must have vomited when he heard the Hobby Lobby news. Nothing could undo the good he has recently done the Church's image more than yet another case of anti-woman lashing out by a cabal or far right Roman Catholic activists-- this time in the Supreme Court. Alarmed by the Supreme Court pandering to the extreme religious right in the Hobby Lobby case, the new pope might ask … [Read more...]
4:57 AM. I'm sitting in the dark next to the BBQ pit of the restaurant across from the room Genie and I are living in while we're at Wild Goose. Yesterday was a long day of driving, the second since leaving the Boston area to come here. We arrived in time for a 2 hour filming session with Brian McLaren who was interviewing me for a Wild Goose video. Then I interviewed him. We were talking about being survivors of evangelical backgrounds, trying to articulate why in spite of everything we are … [Read more...]
I’d been writing novels and literary nonfiction for twenty years before I dared to write a memoir about my flight from my evangelical past. That book became the bestselling 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. I’d been so out of touch with the evangelical world that I’d lost track of the players. Put it this way: I’d never heard of Rob Bell. I was expecting a backlash from the sort of … [Read more...]
“Iraq in Flames” What the F#@! Happened? Answer: Idiot Evangelicals and The Fool They Elected Broke Iraq and the Middle East and the World. Period.
My Marine son volunteered to serve when President Clinton was still in office. Clinton’s greatest sin was getting a blow job in the Oval Office. The next guy kept his pants zipped but fucked the world. Then he tried to kill my son. We were not at war in 1999, when my son volunteered right out of high school to serve his country. I even wrote a book about learning to become a marine's dad that became a New York Times bestseller after Oprah interviewed me. Then came 9/11. My son went to war, … [Read more...]
Why Do So Many Evangelicals Seem to Fear an Honest Discussion? Why the Trend to Dismiss Rather Than Engage?
Here's the level of discourse related to a conservative answer to my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace. ... Read the quotes below. What's with these guys? Please Explain. "...a load of excrement... I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this book... dipped in the sauce of clueless heresy." (Amazon review By strannik "strannik" Campbell, CA USA) "I am not going to read this book...The title alone drives me a bit … [Read more...]
Here is an excerpt from WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Chapter 9 Sam likes to call me out of the blue and casually mention the latest dumb stunt perpetrated by the Religious Right, the Roman Catholic bishops or the Republican Party, as if I have anything to do with it. He pretends I’m still one of “them” whenever “they” do something insane. A televangelist says gay people are going to hell… A bunch of bishops try to ban … [Read more...]
Rubio is a Traitor to the Human Race & a Willful Fool Pandering to Stupid Evangelicals by Denying the Evidence on Climate Change
Face it: White aging evangelicals are the backbone of the Republican Party. Face it: Literal belief in the Bible snaps your brain. Face it: the brain-snapped evangelicals believe in Noah but not in science, especially not in the science of climate change. Face it: American evangelicals are therefore, the greatest threat to life on earth the world has ever known. The leaders like Mark Rubio who must pander to evangelicals are willing fools. They aren't just “skeptical” of scientific … [Read more...]