Postcards from the culture wars (2.10)

“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” [Read more...]

Everyone stop what you’re doing and listen to Panti Bliss

This short speech by Dublin’s pre-eminent drag queen isn’t about America or the church or the church in America. And yet it is. And so I think it’s something that every pastor in every church in America ought to see. I think maybe it’s actually something that every pastor in every church in America needs to see. [Read more...]

People Get Ready: St. Paul at the Grammys

Proven liar Todd Starnes tweeted that “The Grammys mock God, marginalize the Bible” at the very moment that Mary Lambert was belting words written by the Apostle Paul. “Macklemore launches a hate-filled, bigoted, intolerant diatribe against Christians,” Starnes tweeted. “Love is patient, love is kind,” Lambert sang. It doesn’t get much more traditional than having someone read 1 Corinthians 13 at a wedding. [Read more...]

Are Indiana pastors routinely committing assault on Sundays?

Pastors in Indiana are routinely committing “behaviors that are already designated as crimes” — assault, vandalism, terroristic threats and destruction of property — and they are apparently doing so on Sunday mornings during their sermons. I’m not accusing them of this, but anti-gay religious-right group Advance America insists it’s true. [Read more...]

Utah? Yes, Utah. Wow.

On Tuesday I posted that neat animated .gif showing the march of history toward marriage equality. And now, just six days later, that history is out of date. New Mexico I saw coming. But Utah — Utah! — was a surprise. [Read more...]

Postcards from the Culture Wars (12.18)

A third of pregnant virgins took a chastity pledge and other benefits of “abstinence-only” sex education. Plus: Dinah, rape insurance in Michigan, rooms without women, men owning women’s bodies, and fixing it all with Photoshop and shampoo. [Read more...]

And may all your Jesuses be white

The Latter Day Saints officially renounce racial discrimination and “the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse … or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else.” Meanwhile, on Fox News, Megyn Kelly officially announces that Jesus was white, white, white. “That’s a verifiable fact,” she said, even though it’s verifiably nonsense. [Read more...]