This is my review of the book 'Christian Nation' The premise behind the book is that in the year 2008 John McCain gets elected to high office as the President of the United States. This of course would have made, the Tea Party favorite and Dominionist Christian, Sarah Palin the Vice President. At the very beginning of the book McCain takes a flight over to Russia to do some international diplomacy. While he is there he dies of a heart attack and in steps Sarah Palin as the … [Read more...]
Christian Dominionists in the US Congress today….or a Book Review of “Christian Nation” by Fredric C. Rich?
If Fox News, self-purported to be “fair and balanced” while not being either fair or balanced, didn’t have such a large viewership/readership, I’d give their journalistic efforts no credibility and lump them in with World Net Daily and the other nutty news sources infesting the internet and radio waves. However, they do have viewers, listeners, and readers, which means there is an unfortunately large number of Americans who believe this network actually produces real news and … [Read more...]
Illegal modifications to a military chapel in Afghanistan were abruptly reversed thanks to American Atheists. They had installed the only known church steeple in Afghanistan, and cut giant crosses into the doors of the 'religiously neutral' building. At night, light would emit from the crosses on the doors, shining like a miniature searchlight. Yesterday, Fox News Todd Starnes wrote an article that piggybacked the excellent NBC coverage that broke the story. These comments were all posted … [Read more...]
I believe my my out of context comments at Fox News have been taken even further out of context. Here's another 'winner' in the mailbag. “We felt it was entirely inappropriate for anyone to say your current religion is wrong,” Griffith told Fox News& Commentary. So, why are you so anti-Christian? Why would you choose to burn people’s property to advance your message of aetheism? Why do you single out the Judeo-Christian God as your enemy when He is the only savior you may ever … [Read more...]
Yesterday I released the full transcript of the interview I did with Todd Starnes at Fox News. He is attempting to stir up controversy where there is none, in a play to get our festival shut down. But I'm not special. Fox News is notorious for this. Not even the Muppets are safe from Fox News' spin. www.youtube.com/embed/Y8YhED4IgQA? It's like their viewers will believe anything. Millions would die if this image appeared on Fox and Friends. (hat tip - Chris Howard) … [Read more...]
I know that Todd Starnes, and the religious right at Fox News have an agenda.Of course I know this ahead of time. I realize that journalists edit down their interviews, but should strive to do so in an ethical manner. Such 'ethical editing' is not what happened on Friday as Fox News 'reporter' Todd Starnes wrote his story about the festival. But I expected that. Fortunately, I recorded this interview, (thanks for transcribing, Kate!) - It can be read in its entirety at the bottom, but you … [Read more...]