Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link are doing a twelve-hour-blogathon right now to raise money for the Humanist Community at Harvard. It’s a fantastic organization, so check out their posts and chip in a few dollars if you can. [Read more...]
In South Carolina, Rep. Tim Scott will soon take over Senator Jim DeMint‘s Senate seat. (Sorry, Herb Silverman!)
While it’s not surprising that Scott holds conservative views like both DeMint and Governor Nikki Haley (who appointed him), it’s worth looking into his views on church/state separation… turns out he doesn’t give a damn about it. [Read more...]
Yes, he no longer runs Focus on the Family. Yes, his views shouldn’t really matter anymore. To millions of (mostly older) evangelical Christians, though, James Dobson is still as influential as ever.
And this is how he uses his pulpit: To tell the world that the shootings in Newtown occurred because we allow abortion and gay marriage, basically shoving our collective middle finger in God’s face. [Read more...]