There were two ANGRY MALES in our house, Dad and our Jewish/Christian “God.”

Unlike Jesus, my father tried to follow the Bible. So there were two ANGRY MALES in our house, Dad (Francis Schaeffer) and our Jewish/Christian “God.” I grew up trying to do the best I could to hide The-God-Of-The-Bible’s and Dad’s true character from myself and from their followers and help my parents convert people to believing in this “God” by pretending that our “Deity” was nicer than he is. The sexual dysfunction and anti-feminism that unleashed the culture wars sprung from the heart of the … [Read more...]

Our Jeffersonian Rape Culture

 Establishment darling, southern gentleman, scholar and author Jon Meacham had no trouble getting on talk shows to pitch his book extolling the virtues of the serial rapist Thomas Jefferson. What else do you call sex with a fourteen year old black slave, but rape?So how fitting it is that at the university founded by a serial rapist--the University of Virginia--the federal government is investigating UVA for Title IX violations, including the mishandling of sexual assault a … [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...]

For All My Sisters Who Might Feel Like Giving Up in This Stinking Misogynistic Pit We call the World

There are women reading this who have known despair, will know despair or are in despair at this moment. This is for you sister!Black, white, brown, gay, straight, queer, bi, trans, old, young, mother, single, grandmother-- if you are a woman you live in a world of perpetual insult. Nowhere is it clearer that we humans are merely jumped-up half-evolved primates than in the way our species treats women. As a man who loves his muse, best friend and life-partner—Goddess Genie—and has loved her f … [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 “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...]

The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized

The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized. Even famous women receive an extraordinary amount of abuse.Women are attacked with sexual innuendo and threats of sexual violence online. Feminists who ask for basic respect and equality are belittled.If a woman calls out gender bias, she is likely to hear, “strident bitch with no sense of humor!” In our culture, an admirably strong woman is deemed “not a lady.” Being seen as nurturing is also seen as a political weakness, even b … [Read more...]

The-God-Of-The-Bible’s Women-Management Plan is focused on Bodily fluids. To put it mildly HE has an Uneasy Relationship with Women! So Does Wheaton College

A Wheaton  professor asking for the pill?To put it mildly the so-called God-Of-The-Bible has an uneasy relationship with women. The other day I was trying to figure out why Wheaton College (an evangelical school) wanted to claim a "religious liberty" right to deprive women of insurance coverage for contraception. The school even went to the Supreme Court to claim that right.How to explain this?I'd just published my new book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, … [Read more...]


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