Fighting for a system built to fail

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Anti-science Republican Rep. Paul Broun is unopposed on the ballot for re-election to his U.S. Congress seat from Georgia. But Broun — the “lies from the pit of Hell” guy — is now facing a bipartisan challenge. Georgians who care about reality are waging a write-in campaign for Charles Darwin. [Read more...]

The predatory providence of ‘pro-life’ Richard Mourdock (part 1)

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Richard Mourdock et. al. are appealing to an expansive-but-shallow “all things work together for good” notion of divine providence to defend preventing rape victims from seeking abortions. They fail to notice that this same appeal to providence also means that every abortion must also be “something that God intended to happen.” [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

David by Michelangelo

“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: David’s dowry. [Read more...]

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: Leviticus 25:44-46. [Read more...]

Another list: Where are all the Christian LGBTQ bloggers?

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I’vebeen trying to compile a list of LGBTQ Christian blogs. As with the Bonfire, this started for the benefit of my own RSS feed subscriptions. But I also want to share this list because there are some terrific voices, writers, artists and thinkers here who deserve to be heard whether or not the tribal gatekeepers deign to permit them a “seat at the table.” And because by sharing this list, I hope that others can alert me to still other blogs and voices that I’m unaware of and missing out on. [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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“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: Deuteronomy 22:28-29. [Read more...]

No 5k for the biggest killer — so does anyone really believe it’s a killer?

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Name a disease and there’s a charitable research foundation committed to finding a cure, and for just about every such foundation there’s a corresponding 5k race or walkathon, lemonade stand, bake sale, golf tournament, banquet, concert, gala or festival to raise funds. But for the biggest killer of them all, there’s nothing. [Read more...]

Franklin Graham and the latter-day politicization of the BGEA

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney (left) meets with Franklin Graham (right) as the Rev. Billy Graham is posed between them.

Romney needed white evangelicals to embrace him as part of their sectarian tribe. And Franklin needed a prominent Republican to help restore his standing after a string of talk-radio-style incontinent gaffes. So they worked out a deal. Two sons desperate for the power once wielded by their more-famous fathers — both unable to display the integrity their fathers displayed by pursuing something other than power. But they were able to help each other. [Read more...]


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