Can Ted Cruz revive the evangelicalism of the past?

"LYNCHBURG, VA – Ted Cruz came to this southern town Monday to launch his presidential campaign, but also to revive a strain of American evangelicalism that was birthed here in the 1980s. Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, traveled to the home of Liberty University, an institution born in 1971 that now boasts a student body of 13,800 and touts itself as “the largest Christian university in the world.” Liberty is a monument to the determination of its founder, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, to creat … [Read more...]

Dear American Jewish Community, By Netanyahu Playing Partisan Games with the GOP anti-Obama Hate Machine, he’s Just put Israel on the Wrong Side of History

 By allowing the Republicans to play dirty anti-Obama politics with Israel's security, Netanyahu has done about as much as anyone could to play into the paranoid delusions of the extremist Muslims, Holocaust deniers, and anti-Semites everywhere. Netanyahu and the Boehner-enabled end-run around the American commander in chief might as well be advertised like this: A Great Day For Anti-Semites Everywhere! Speaker of the House and Prime Minister of Israel Conspire to Prove Delusional Pa … [Read more...]

Huckabee On the USA: “It’s a humanistic, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith… Our basic, fundamental rights are being robbed from us”

 Mike Huckabee playing at Thomas Road Baptist Church in 2008 (courtesy Wikimedia Commons)According to David Edwards at Raw Story  Mike Huckabee said on Thursday that if he was elected president then he would have “God’s blessing” to fight a so-called “secular theocracy” that had been imposed by atheists.During an appearance on the Christian Life Today program, Huckabee told televangelist James Robinson that he was considering a 2016 presidential bid because the country needed to … [Read more...]

I Blame Liberals too for the Eric Garner Grand Jury Abortion

Eric Garner’s dying words "I can't breathe" could have been President Obama's cry  for help during the last 7 years. Like other black American men in Tea Party/Fox News America, the President has been choked by right wing hate. But he has also been strangled  by liberal's inability to deal honestly with racism.In fact when a cop kills a black man with impunity liberals helped set the stage. Like the right they too blame the victim, in this case President Obama.What chance does an anon … [Read more...]

How My Dad and I Helped Create the Tea Party GOP and Terrorist Extremism

The 1970s Evangelical antiabortion movement that Dad (Evangelical leader Francis Schaeffer), C Everett Koop (who would be Ronald Reagan's surgeon General), and I helped create seduced the Republican Party. We turned it into an extremist far right party that is fundamentally anti-American.You can't understand why the GOP was so successful in winning back both houses of congress in 2014, and wrecking most of what Obama has tried to do, unless you understand what we did back then.You see, … [Read more...]

Many Evangelical Leaders Are Such SOB’s– What Are They Hiding?

Are Franklin Graham--and/or the 13 Evangelical leaders who wrote to Obama asking to be allowed to discriminate against gay people--gay? I'm betting the answer is yes for some of them. Evangelical Leaders of anti-gay initiatives have turned out to be closeted gays often. Those who fight to “defend the faith” in its fundamentalist harsh incarnation, as Evangelical “professional Christians” often do, have a special need-based interest in making sure other people live by the letter of the Bible’s “in … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid Has FOX News Made White (mostly male evangelical) American Voters?

Are white working class evangelical males born stupid, or did Fox News make them that way? Why do they vote against their own interests? Are they so racist that they just vote against the black man in the White House no matter what? Or did Fox News break their brains? As Thomas B Edsall notes in the New York Times, (The Demise of the White Democratic Voter 11/12/2014) "It has not escaped the notice of political analysts that 72 percent of whites without college degrees — a rough proxy for what w … [Read more...]

Republican Victory Proves That Lies Work With White Evangelicals

 The Republican Party base is white evangelicals. So no wonder the GOP lies about the country, the economy and the president worked. The folks who base their lives on religious mythology have spent lifetimes being trained to believe lies. And if you point that out then they kick into victim mode and denounce people who question them as persecutors. Last night they won. Lies won. As the New York Times noted: "Republican candidates campaigned on only one thing: what they called the … [Read more...]


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