Here's my favorite Maureen Dowd column of all time! Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Lost CivilizationBy MAUREEN DOWD Published: December 8, 2012 New York Times Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count.As the historian Will Durant observed, “A great civilization … [Read more...]
Do Christians Have Something Better To Do Than Spending the Next 4 Years Hating and Lying About President Obama The Way They Did For The Last 4 Years?
On the morning after the reelection of President Obama American Christians of a conservative-to-far-right bent typified by the leadership of the evangelical establishment and the Roman Catholic bishops have to admit that along with the Republican Party they have just been resoundingly repudiated.Since I was one of the minor nepotistic sidekick architects of the rise of the religious right in the 1970s-80s along with my late evangelist father Francis Schaeffer, (before I changed my mind and fl … [Read more...]
This article is by Valerie Tarico and was first was published by AlterNet as "Will the Christian Right Hang Itself With Its Own Homophobia?" When teenagers, even many Christian teenagers, look at the Christian right's homophobia these days, it makes no sense to them. It just looks ugly.With marriage equality battles in front of the voters in four states, the faithful are out in flocks to defend traditional wedlock. I don’t know exactly what traditional means … [Read more...]
Meanwhile in the alternative USA somewhere on a planet far away and not so long ago.... With the announcement that along with his tax returns Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has kept his conversion to Islam a secret the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Islam a "cult" from its website.The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) newly edited the entry on their website page: “The Gospel and World Reli … [Read more...]