Happy birthday, Freddie Mercury.
“If God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you — you of little faith?”
“For the most part, it seems that they eat, crawl and mate on your face without harmful effects.”
“The money spigot was now wide open. Abramoff was being paid millions as a lobbyist. Reed was being paid millions to dupe his fellow Christians. And Norquist was feeding cash to his political operation by acting as their front. The one-time college Republicans had turned the conservative revolution into a racket.”
“Of course, Reed didn’t tell those Christians he was being paid to help keep running sweatshops that exploited women. Instead, he told them the reforms were a trick orchestrated by the left and organized labor. Limits on Chinese workers would keep them from being ‘exposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ.’”
“The full force of the implied argument is this: One cannot be pro-choice and a born again Christian.”
“The tattered remnants of the John Birch Society are all over this stuff, which would be irrelevant were it not for the fact that Tim LaHaye, author of bestselling ‘Left Behind’ series, is a proud JBS stalwart.”
“The article, for lack of a better word, concludes that an American military coup may be necessary.”
“Even as confirmation bias led conservative evangelicals to accept Barton’s work uncritically, they turned around and attributed mainstream scholars’ criticism of Barton’s work to, you guessed it, confirmation bias.”
“The Church has remained 200 years behind the times. Why has it not been shaken up?”
“In evangelical circles we have created an elaborate system of morality that only concerns our souls, so when we think about sex we create paradigms in which sexual purity means keeping your heart pure by only having sex with the person of the opposite gender to whom you’re married.”
“These things were put in place because when you leave it up to industrialists and share holders to treat their workers with dignity and respect and to pay them a living wage for their hard work, you get indentured servitude.” (via)
“You people are redder than Billy Bragg wearing a Che shirt on a May Day Parade float and singing The Internationale.”
“If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner, and wink your eye at some homely girl.”
Congratulations are in order. Cool.