“religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is

"Any time right-wing conservatives declare that they are trying to restore or reclaim something, we should all be very afraid. Usually, this means the country or, in this case, the state of Indiana is about to be treated to another round of backward time travel, to the supposedly idyllic environs of the 1950s, wherein women, and gays, and blacks knew their respective places and stayed in them." So writes Brittney Cooper arguably America's most prescient commentator on race, women, politics and … [Read more...]

Why Are Muslim Countries and the Southern Evangelical USA Bible Belt the #1 PORN Users?

The Muslim country (Pakistan), which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block "offensive" and "blasphemous" material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material. Meanwhile IN THE USA- the Southern Bible Belt (Garter Belt?) is the #1 PORN  user in the USA. Birds of a feather..?...According to Google surveys and Gallup Polls, Southern evangelicals in the USA and conservative Muslims--in places like Pakistan and Iran and Saudi Arabia --stand united in th … [Read more...]

The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised?

The Bible Belt is the Porn Belt. According to a new study, the more you say you literally believe in the Bible, the more you watch porn. At least that's the inevitable fact-based conclusion drawn from the biggest study of internet Google porn searches by region. Here's some excerpts from a brilliant article by Valerie Tarico first published in Alternet that proves the point. (Reprinted by permission.)Smut in Jesusland: "The honest truth is that we all have our failings, Christian or not, li … [Read more...]

Here’s What I’m Speaking on at the Wild Goose Festival

 Here's what I'll be speaking on at the Wild Goose Festival. Please join me. SESSION INFO Frank Schaeffer - The Triumph of Life Fri. Aug. 9th 11:30am - 12:30pm Community Center Frank Schaeffer talking circle on remembering to loved ones who have died Fri. Aug. 9th 2pm - 3pm Quiet Space Darkwood Brew Unplugged: Frank Schaeffer and Eric Elnes with guests Thurs. Aug 8th 8pm - 9:30pm Darkwood Brew Performance Cafe Darkwood Brew Unplugged: Eric Elnes & Frank Schaeffer with Richard … [Read more...]


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