We won’t come back from Dead Man’s Curve

President Richard Nixon on "Laugh In."

Imagine a world in which the stuff Pat Robertson says was actually true. Galifianakisgate. The religious liberty to beat infants with wooden spoons. Religious right groups claim that Thin Mints, Do-si-dos are abortifacients. Mike Huckabee briefly stops slut-shaming in order to praise himself for being chivalrous. [Read more...]

Guest post: ‘God is Done with You’: Pensacola Christian College and Sexual Violence


Samantha Field: The problem isn’t just that universities like Pensacola Christian College, Bob Jones University, and Patrick Henry College are steeped in “purity culture” — a culture that teaches women who have sex are like used toothbrushes and half-eaten candybars: in a word, women are disposable. Purity culture is worth examining, but the heart of the problem at PCC is that purity culture is enshrined in the Pathway – and the Pathway makes it virtually impossible for victims to come forward, even more so than the roadblocks facing victims at secular colleges. [Read more...]

No. The only people who call Patrick Henry College ‘God’s Harvard’ without irony are the PR people for Patrick Henry College


On the rare occasion that Patrick Henry College is known or referred to outside of its own constricted, incestuous circle, it’s usually dismissed as “Homeschool U.” or just “that crazy right-wing place … no, not Bob Jones … no, not Hillsdale … the other one.” To the extent that anyone knows of it, it’s not as “God’s Harvard” but as a refuge for the kind of people who think Liberty has gotten too liberal since Jerry Falwell died. [Read more...]

This is either hypocrisy or consistency. I think it’s the latter.


It’s not necessarily the case that everyone who favors defunding health care for low-income women is a rage-filled misogynist, but it probably is the case that every rage-filled misogynist favors defunding health care for low-income women. [Read more...]

Will this thing go to the moon?


Women bloggers starting to make the men a little nervous; Texas football reporter quotes Audre Lorde; “epistemological synecdoche;” Darth Vader, Superman look on as man smashes police car; Bank of America gives back $245 it took from a customer; “In intellectual terms, Schaeffer and Lindsey were hacks at best, charlatans at worst.” [Read more...]

Why young-Earth creationism needs to be killed with fire (part 2)


The clobber-text hermeneutic is always and everywhere a barrier to love and to justice. That’s what it’s for. That is it’s design, purpose, intention and primary function. Young-Earth creationism is both a product of the clobber-text hermeneutic and a buttress that reinforces it. [Read more...]

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...]

Eve is ‘under the Curse,’ but Adam is blessed

"The Temptation and Fall of Eve," from William Blake's illustrations for Milton's "Paradise Lost."

It seems to be a double-standard — a duplicitous standard. The very same people who insist that “in pain you shall bring forth children” is a sacred duty and a holy obligation for women never, ever suggest the same thing about the toil and sweat of men. [Read more...]