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: Lot’s family in Sodom. [Read more...]

‘The arguments sounded so similar … that I got them confused’

A Missouri pastor reminds us of the bold stance that white segregationists took a generation ago to defend biblical authority. [Read more...]

Family Research Council warns against love, it ‘waters everything down’

Oddly, many evangelicals would gladly hang an "All Are Welcome" banner on their churches, but not one like this, attached to a rainbow flag. "All" doesn't always mean "all." And "welcome" doesn't always mean "welcome." (Photo by Drama Queen via ookaboo.)

Love, the Family Research Council says, is just squishy, namby-pamby liberal talk for abandoning absolute truth and biblical authority. The Episcopalians chose love over truth, so they’re shrinking. If you want your church to grow, according to the FRC, you have to be really, really anti-gay. [Read more...]

Culture warrior baffled by symbol with two short parallel lines


Being a culture-warrior means pretending you’ve never heard of equality: “When I moved to Washington I noticed these small blue stickers with two yellow lines permeating the city. They were on cars, t-shirts, and lamp posts. It wasn’t long before I Googled ‘blue sticker yellow lines’ and discovered it is the logo of the Human Rights Campaign.” [Read more...]

Gatekeeper gatecrashes a wedding (stay classy, Get Religion)


The tribal guardians of evangelicalism want you to know that Jesus was “being literal” when he said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” And if anyone ever says otherwise, well then, the guardians will just have to escort that person into exile. The tribe, after all, must be kept pure, even if that means using somebody’s son’s wedding as a pretext for an inquisition. [Read more...]

If N.J. archbishop John Myers is right, then only Catholic marriage should be legal (and all Protestants are living in sin)

Dignitatis Humanae, Schmignitatis humanae. John Myers does not care for Vatican II's teachings on religious freedom.

Civil marriage is a civil right over which the Catholic church has no jurisdiction. The Catholic sacrament of marriage is a religious rite over which civil authorities have no jurisdiction. This is why the Catholic church is free to deny marriage to people who are legally divorced, and why such people may still be legally married in a civil ceremony or in another denomination. If you understand that much, you’re way ahead of N.J. Archbishop John Myers. [Read more...]

Jesus declares his priorities in his first sermon


To understand who Jesus was and who Jesus declared himself to be, we can have no clearer signal than the very first sermon he gave, in which Jesus established the priorities of his ministry. Jesus Christ had the chance to pick just one passage of scripture to proclaim as his manifesto. What he chose — and what he did NOT choose — says a lot about his priorities. [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things

Max S. Gordon: “Proud Americans, Be Who You Are” In other words, I can’t dismiss Paul Ryan’s good-natured homophobia as anything else but what it is, a hatred of gays.  I can’t blame a generation gap, or that he’s from some other country that isn’t “free” like us, or any of the bullshit excuses that [Read More...]