Congressman Dyson stepped onto the verbal tightrope cautiously. “Pastor, uh, we asked you here tonight to discuss a highly sensitive matter. Knowing we share significantly overlapping concerns and issues regarding the Middle East, it is our hope you might be willing to work with us — well, not exactly with us — but, shall we say, on your own, but with like goals in mind. Call it something of a silent partnership.” [Read more...]
Does anyone remember how mad people were when Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut?
I, for one, didn’t realize that anyone called anyone else a slut after the age of 16, but there it was.
Now, a blogger over at the Christian Men’s Defense Network has named an entire voting bloc “The Slut Vote” and I bet you just can’t wait to hear his super sound arguments for his position. He is, evidently, known as B-Skillet and he wrote an opinion piece about how the sluts blew it for Romney. I say “evidently” because the CMDN website, his piece, and his Twitter feed are all set to private. I say “blew it” because it was a dirty pun. [Read more...]
This year’s election saw the emergence of top-tier candidates, like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who were willing to be open about the logical consequences of the increasingly standard pro-life position that a fertilized egg is equal to a baby. If a fertilized egg is a baby, then an abortion is murder, full stop. This includes the abortion given to an 11-year-old girl raped by her father. Most people, even those who claim to be “very pro-life,” usually support rape and incest exceptions to their position, because the idea of forcing a violated woman or girl to give birth against her will is too awful to contemplate.
The inherent contradiction is ripe for questioning, though, and pro-life politicians have come under some scrutiny by the press, who want to see how consistent their pro-life positions really are and whether they are willing to look into the camera and throw themselves off the political cliff… as Akin and Mourdock clearly did.
However, in a curious turn of events for liberals, pro-choice candidates are rarely questioned on their position. [Read more...]
Christian Pastor: Superstorm Sandy Happened Because NYC’s Mayor Supported Marriage Equality in Maryland
We’re very lucky to have pastors like Luke J. Robinson of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Frederick, Maryland to explain the ramifications of growing approval of marriage equality: [Read more...]