Gaza.. Ukraine.. Putin.. Israel.. Islam.. Christians.. Jews.. Evangelicals & God = Death

The Israelis are turning Gaza into a killing field. In the Ukraine Russian-backed thugs murdered a plane full of women and children. In both cases religion is to blame.Putin would not be in power if not for the lick-spittle slavish backing of the utterly corrupt homophobic authoritarian Russian Orthodox Church.  Palestinians would be living in peace were it not for the crazy idea that some Bronze Age “god” “gave” land to one of the many Middle Eastern tribes that once fought over that part of … [Read more...]

The-God-Of-The-Bible’s Women-Management Plan is focused on Bodily fluids. To put it mildly HE has an Uneasy Relationship with Women! So Does Wheaton College

A Wheaton  professor asking for the pill?To put it mildly the so-called God-Of-The-Bible has an uneasy relationship with women. The other day I was trying to figure out why Wheaton College (an evangelical school) wanted to claim a "religious liberty" right to deprive women of insurance coverage for contraception. The school even went to the Supreme Court to claim that right.How to explain this?I'd just published my new book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]

The New Brian McLaren Interview With Frank Schaeffer & Schaeffer Interviews McLaren — The 58 Min Video: WATCH!

"It's nice for a minute to not look like a cripple!"  "I'm getting all sort of shit from atheists..." "Here's the truth about my parents..." Here is one of my favorite people -- Brian McLaren -- doing me the honor of interviewing me in depth. Because it is Brian, I forget there is a camera there and say things I've never really shared honestly before...Thank you Wild Goose Festival and Rick Meredith for providing a forum for this! Thanks for WATCHING! Thanks Brian! Please watch and share th … [Read more...]

Gordon College Believes That Religious Liberty is the Right to Persecute Gays or as Westboro Puts it “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS”

 “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 found a sl … [Read more...]

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 ScaliaPope 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...]

Live From the Wild Goose Festival and a Nearby BBQ Pit at 4:57 AM

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...]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Execution for Heresy…

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 people I’d wo … [Read more...]


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