‘Biblical Womanhood’: Christian patriarchs trying to blow out a bonfire

The Powers That Be of Christian patriarchy know that their authority requires them to maintain a monopoly on information and permission. But now the Internet seems to be filled with uppity women thinking, talking, writing and asking questions without official permission from their husbands and pastors and bishops. So TPTB decided to make an example of one such woman — put her back in her proper place and maybe all the others will learn their lesson. This plan isn’t working out quite the way they hoped … [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: Ahasuerus and Esther. [Read more…]

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Election predictions from the sub-Christian religious right

What happens if Obama wins? The sky will fall, the moon will turn to blood, the seas will boil, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria! Just ask Franklin Graham, Janet Porter, Joseph Mattera, Rick Joyner, Rick Santorum, Bishop Harry Jackson, Bryan Fischer, Jan Markell, Matt Barber, Matt Staver, Ralph Reed and other dim-bulb luminaries of the religious right. [Read more…]

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‘Charisma’ filled with spirit of Romney campaign, endorses mendacious Mitt with dishonest column

Stephen Strang has crammed almost as many falsehoods into his endorsement of Mitt Romney as Romney himself manages to pack into a campaign speech. The Charisma magazine publisher is bearing false witness, quoting David Barton, and exposing himself as a partisan hack with lies about forced abortion and the persecution of Christians by a secret-Muslim president. [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: Ahasuerus and Vashti. [Read more…]

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Mark Galli of Christianity Today: ‘Another Fake …’

A fetus has great value, but a fetus is not the same as “a child” and a fetus is not the same as “a living person.” Christianity Today once published such views, but anyone who has the audacity to agree with them today, CT’s Mark Galli says, is promoting “fake history.” [Read more…]

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Happy Halloween

Pat Robertson and Archbishop Al Mohler warn against this dark day … Tom Doyle on “The Theology of Fear” … A skeptic goes ghost hunting … and plenty more treats for your candy basket. [Read more…]

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‘If conservatives really believe in the evil of abortion, they are morally obligated to embrace a policy that stands to limit it so impressively’

Miller presents the compelling argument for contraception as the most effective approach to radically reducing the abortion rate. If that is the goal — as opponents of legal abortion claim — then the Affordable Care Act is a more effective means of achieving that goal than overturning Roe v. Wade would ever be. [Read more…]

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