Cardinals Use Christmas Sermons to Rail Against Marriage Equality and Abortion

I almost feel bad writing disparaging posts about the religion of my youth because it’s almost too easy. I don’t even need to write, say, or do anything to hasten the end of the Church — they seem quite content to do it themselves.

One would imagine that this time of year is every Christian church’s annual opportunity to spread a message of joy, celebration, and charity in an attempt to claw back punters who only plonk themselves in the pews once a year. Why do that, though, when you can re-enforce your own stereotype and spread a message of hate and bigotry instead? [Read more...]

How Many Sermons Like This Never See the Light of Day?

The thing about people like Mike Huckabee and James Dobson is that they know the spotlight is on them, so even when what they have to say is despicable, it’s toned down from what it could have been. When someone doesn’t think the world is watching, their words are even worse, unfiltered, far from politically correct. (It’s the same reason Mitt Romney‘s “47%” remarks were so devastating for many to hear.)

Someone like Old Paths Baptist Church’s Pastor Sam Morris probably doesn’t think anyone outside his like-minded congregation in Fayetteville, Tennessee is paying any attention. So when his sermon leaks out, the rest of us find out what is really said behind some closed doors. [Read more...]

James Dobson: The Shooting Happened Because We Allow Abortion and Gay Marriage

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...]

A Writer at a Christian Pro-Life Website is Mad Because Sandra Fluke Is a Nominee For Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Award

While I am utterly un-surprised that Steven Ertelt over at Christian pro-life website LifeNews.com is displeased by the fact that Sandra Fluke is included on a list of nominees for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” contest, I am amused by his attitude and apparent ignorance of why Fluke is an important person. [Read more...]

Yeah, I’ll Take the iPad

(via The Atheist Pig) [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X