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...]

Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers– WHY?

As Lynn Stuart Parramore (AlterNet February 28, 2015) writes: "Last year, for the very first time, Protestants lost their majority status...But the GOP doesn’t seem to show many signs of reducing the outsized influence of white evangelicals... the GOP really can't afford to tone it down, because while monied elites tend to be secular, selling free-market pillage to the people getting robbed is not a very effective strategy. So they still have to mask their agenda behind appeals to popular relig … [Read more...]

Race-Based Obama Hate Fox Fantasy-land v. FACTS

As 2014 wraps up it's a good time to compare Race-Based Obama Hate Fox Fantasy-land opinion to the FACTS. Here are quotes from actual articles in the right wing GOP-dreamworld compared to ACTUAL FACTS. (Note to Fox Watchers, Republicans, Tea Party members the Koch brothers etc.,: There are such things as facts. Here's what a fact is: Something that actually exists; reality; truth; something known to exist or to have happened; a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to b … [Read more...]

The choice is clear: Pope Francis or the GOP? Republicans V. Pope Francis on Cuba WATCH the Tango Danced in St. Peter’s Sq

According to press reports,  Pope Francis had quite a 78th birthday. The pontiff began Wednesday with prayers and a birthday celebration with tango dancers near St. Peter’s Square. His day ended with a historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States — and the disclosure that the Argentine pope played a key role as broker.Francis is being credited for helping bridge the divide by first sending letters to President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba, and then having t … [Read more...]

Tea Party America Just Spent 7 Years Lynching our First Black President So What Chance Do You Think a Young Black Man in Ferguson Had?

  Since white Tea Party/Fox News/Republican Party America lynched President Obama in slow motion over the last 7 years, what chance did Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis have? Eric Garner’s dying words "I can't breathe" as he was succumbing to a police officer’s chokehold reverberated in a wave of anger after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the officer … [Read more...]

Here’s (some of) what’s at Stake if the Republicans Take the Senate

WARIf Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama will face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria."Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference on last Saturday."We may be able to 'contain,' but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous … [Read more...]

The EBOLA Lynching of America’s First Black President: Obama, Ebola, Religious Nuts and Racism

 Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other... and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what's needed to help win control of the Senate fo … [Read more...]

As we Head into the November Elections, the Ebola Outbreak is a Godsend for Republicans, Evangelicals, Racists and the Tea Party

 Let’s be honest as we head into the November elections to Christian Republicans in the grip of the "End  Times", the Ebola outbreak is a godsend for Republicans, evangelicals, racists and the Tea Party.From the Obama-hating apocalypse-loving, “End Times”-desiring rights’ point of view what could be finer by way of confirming all their xenophobic victimology than a global pandemic carried by black people? And this “plague” arrived when an African-not-bor … [Read more...]


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