Do Evangelical Leaders Really Believe Their Own BS?

Let’s be honest. Sure some smart young people who “come to Christ” are deeply sincere. Then life happens to them and they come to see that nothing is quite as true as it was cracked up to be that night they got "saved." Then they have a choice: stick with the program, because that’s how they earn their living and/or they now are known as “Christians” so backing down is hard since their identity is on the line-- or bail.Some bail. They lose jobs, friends and family. Most who don't bail and sti … [Read more...]

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have "done something."I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my fo … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid, Mean and Spiteful is the Evangelical-Controlled GOP/Tea Party South? Here’s How Stupid

"What we could see, 10 years from now, is a Mason-Dixon line of health care... And [the GOP South] is doing it out of spite. Elsewhere, the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, has been one of the few success stories of Obamacare... One side (with exceptions for conservative Midwest and mountain states) would be the insured North, a place where health care coverage was affordable and available to most people..."On the other side would be the uninsured South, where … [Read more...]

My Ted Cruz/Tea Party Blast on MSNBC–We Don’t Have a Political Problem, But an Evangelical Problem

Here's my latest MSNBC interview from last night, in which I explain Ted and Rafael Cruz' demented deluded evangelical/Tea Party anti-American "religion." Evangelicalism has become the enemy of Jesus, sanity and of American values. We don't have a political problem, we have a theological problem. It's destroyed the Republican Party and risks our country's future, as I show in my new book on religious delusion And God Said, "Billy!"Strange that angry evangelicals attack those including me … [Read more...]

You’ve Heard the Fox news, Republican Tea Party/Evangelical Lies So Please Take 30 Minutes and Listen to the Truth

There is a steady stream of lies pouring from evangelical and other far right media about the Affordable Care Act. The right has lied and obstructed. Please take 30 minutes and open yourself to the truth about the Affordable Care Act. There are actually Republican governors sacrificing their people out of spite against the president. Are they racists, evil or just more deluded evangelicals of the kind I describe in my new book exploring the roots of American religious delusion And God Said, … [Read more...]

“Tea Party Kills Billy Graham” — A True Headline You Won’t be Reading

Given his age -- and most regrettably because he’s a nice man -- you’ll soon read the headline: “Billy Graham Dead.” Fact is, his life’s work is already dead. It’s been killed by the Tea Party. All that remains is the funeral and the long term discrediting of Billy’s evangelical religion now under way because of the needless and ugly politicizing of the faith he became a symbol of.Disclaimer: I knew Billy and met him as a child when he used to visit my evangelical-leader father, the late Fran … [Read more...]

Does Being Raised Evangelical Destroy Your Brain? Why The Tea Party-Evangelical Right Learned Nothing Post-Shutdown

Neuroscience has proved that the brain is malleable. Evangelicals raised on magical fact-free myths are trained from birth to believe lies. Put it this way, if you believe Noah was real you’ll be more likely to believe Ted Cruise is a truth teller too.Brains change because of the environments they’re grown in. Playing a musical instrument grows a brain differently than the brain growth of non-musicians. Vets’ brains are different after the stress of combat. These changes show up on scans. The … [Read more...]

Dear President Obama,

  Dear President Obama,Congratulations Mr. President. Once again you win over white bigots and other evangelical Tea Party goofs. Everyone has underestimated you since Day 1. Liberals are full of advice and conservatives... well, enough said.The economy came back, the deficit is going down, America is producing more energy than we're importing, gay men and women have been given new dignity and rights, you ended the wars as you said you would, and the Republicans are … [Read more...]


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