When is a religion not a religion?

Bill O’Reilly and Mat Staver are both trying to justify Christian privilege. They want the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to apply to Christianity, and exclusively to Christianity (and maybe Jews, too, if they behave). And they want the no establishment clause of the First Amendment to apply to every religion except for Christianity. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Dad’s concubines. [Read more…]

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Lying for Jesus is wrong, even if you use a fancy word like ‘abortifacient’

My dear evangelical brothers and sisters, can we please stop lying for Jesus by saying that emergency contraception is “an abortifacient”? No matter how many times we repeat something that isn’t true, reality doesn’t change. And pretending something is evil just so we can bravely oppose it doesn’t actually make us brave. Or good. Or helpful. So let’s cut the crap, OK? [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Gideon. [Read more…]

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Evangelicals vs. Persons With Disabilities: The real dangers of fighting against imaginary monsters

Evangelicals led the fight to block the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Because of abortion and the Antichrist. Did this treaty have anything at all to do with abortion or the Antichrist? No. Nothing at all to do with either of those, but American evangelicals aren’t going to let a little thing like reality get in the way of some oh-so-enjoyable self-righteous masturbation. [Read more…]

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#progGOD: Incarnation and the problem with Aslan

Aslan doesn’t really work as a Jesus figure. The Pevensies may be the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, but Aslan is not. Narnia, in other words, is an allegory that lacks incarnation. And you can’t have a Christ figure without incarnation. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Jacob and Esau. [Read more…]

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Patriarchal Christian boys will only allow Priscilla to smile and nod silently as Aquila speaks

The Apostle Paul must have been furious. Priscilla broke his rule requiring her to sit “in silence with full submission.” She violated his rule by teaching a man, wielding authority over and correcting a male preacher. But if Paul found any of that upsetting, he never said a word about it. [Read more…]

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