“In this context and with a heavy heart, I hereby return my diploma to the Gordon College Board of Trustees”

Frank,   Thanks again for offering to post this on Patheos.com.  In addition to registering my personal protest via the direct letter and return of my diploma to Gordon College, I'm interested in having the letter reach Gordon students, faculty, alumni, and 'friends' of Gordon College.   I sent it to a contact on faculty at Gordon just yesterday morning and have received numerous positive and appreciative responses already.  I understand that the faculty are under a gag order from the adm … [Read more...]

Christians’ Constitutional Religious “Right” to Discriminate and Abuse Post-Hobby-Lobby, Wheaton and Gordon

Q: What kind of mental breakdown causes parents to pack a six-year-old girl off to a boarding school 500 to 1000 miles away that’s run by sadists and rapists?A: Evangelical delusional thinking that's what.In the case of tens of thousands of evangelical missionaries the delusional breakdown that led to child abandonment was caused by believing that "all that stands between God burning the lost to death forever and their salvation is-- me!"And this "GOD" means business! After all, HE k … [Read more...]

Do You Know Who Launched the Shutdown? Hint: He’s Southern, a Birther, White and an Ardent Evangelical Who Serves as an Elder in His Fundamentalist Church

Do you know who launched the shutdown? Hint: He's Southern, white and an ardent evangelical who serves as an elder in his fundamentalist church. His name is Mark Meadows. Watch this news clip about him. It explains all you need to know about why it's a bad idea to have ardent evangelicals run for national office. They just don't live in a fact-based world.Of course America is on the brink because of religiously deluded conviction. Here's my friend Rachel Maddow giving a great explanation of … [Read more...]

America’s White Male Republican Evangelical Magical “Thinking” Racist Problem Is ALL of Our Problem

The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous gang of psychologically damaged white men who are far right ideologues. I used to be one of them. It's time to tell the truth about our white male problem.NO-- not everyone who disagrees with the president is a racist! Not even most people who do are! But the continuous attempt by the far white right in Congress to shut down the government rather than work with our black president has a lot to do with racism. An … [Read more...]

The Republican Suicide Continues With Their Hysterical (Anti-Obama) Support For Child-Killing Guns

Add blind support for 30-round ammunition clips, military assault rifles and ownership of semiautomatic weapons, no-background-check gun shows and “right to carry” laws -- including the right to carry in schools -- to the list of recent Republican Party suicide notes. And to think: I once belonged to the Republican Party, helped marry it to the religious right as I describe in my book Crazy For God, and I'm white, male, 60-years-old and own a gun. I have a son who served in the Marines in Afghan … [Read more...]


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