Does Being Raised Evangelical Destroy Your Brain? Why The Tea Party-Evangelical Right Learned Nothing Post-Shutdown

Neuroscience has proved that the brain is malleable. Evangelicals raised on magical fact-free myths are trained from birth to believe lies. Put it this way, if you believe Noah was real you’ll be more likely to believe Ted Cruise is a truth teller too.Brains change because of the environments they’re grown in. Playing a musical instrument grows a brain differently than the brain growth of non-musicians. Vets’ brains are different after the stress of combat. These changes show up on scans. The … [Read more...]

Who Hates America Now?

It was my dad and I that, along with people like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, turned millions of  Christians into politicized dupes of corporate America. Thirty years later Speaker John A. Boehner surrendered to demands that he tie money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 to stripping President Obama’s health care law of any financing. There's a connection. In my new book And God Said, "Billy!" I expose the paranoid religious delusion that fed this beast and explore my spiritual jo … [Read more...]

Schaeffer, Sharpton, MSNBC V. Ralph Reed the Con Man for Jesus

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     Ralph Reed would be in jail in countries that don't coddle religious fanatics. Frank Schaeffer, Al Sharptn together on MSNBC discussing the "Faith and Freedom" con job. Last night on MSNBC... Why do they hate the poor in the name of Jesus?  Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

The Lie of Religious ‘Victimhood’ at the Root of Culture War

 What nurtures the victimhood on the one hand and the hubris about “taking America back for God” on the other hand? When you hear words like “We want to take back America for God!” the twenty-first century expression of such theocratic ideas can be traced back to some of my old friends: the Reconstructionists.Conservative Roman Catholics, Mormons and Evangelicals couldn't turn back the gay-rights movement and the progressive attitudes of most Americans about sex and legalized abortio … [Read more...]


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