Dear Wheaton College Biology department faculty: Please correct Ryken’s mistake and/or lie regarding Plan B

TO: Dr. Jennifer Busch, Dr. Raymond Lewis, Dr. L. Kristen Page, Dr. Pattle Pak-Toe Pun, Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem, Dr. Rodney Scott, Dr. Gregory Vanden Heuvel RE: Your college president is misrepresenting Plan B, either due to ignorance or intentionally for political reasons. This is the sort of thing that ought to be mortifying for scientists at an institution of higher education: Wheaton President Philip Ryken said that while evangelicals do not ascribe to the Catholic teaching against … [Read more...]

If you believe the logo’s Man on the Moon

Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like writes: A fundamentalist can survive without many things such as the friendship of those in his community or the pleasures of his current culture but no fundamentalist can go very long without A Cause to champion. For the wiles of the devil infect every corner of our universe and we must spare no effort to fight him wherever we spot his hand at work. No personal cost is to great, even if it means going to the effort of switching shampoo brands to avoid giving money … [Read more...]

Why liars for Jesus can’t be believed when they say they’re anti-abortion

If you denounce the Affordable Care Act because it's "the biggest expansion of abortion and abortion funding since Roe v. Wade" or because it requires that "Americans buy health insurance plans that pay for contraceptives and abortion" or "because it makes American taxpayers complicit in the deaths of countless unborn children," this doesn't make you pro-life. It just makes you a liar. Opposing an imaginary "expansion of abortion" that exists only in your own fevered brain is not the same … [Read more...]

Rise of the Planet of the Satanazis


Some say that America is under attack by Satan himself. Liberals have been duped by Satan: You look at the average liberal in the United States, they believe things that are folly. They believe things that are irrational. They believe things that make no sense, that cannot stand up to the test of reason and logic. Why do they believe that? Because they are dupes, they have been deceived and fooled by the Prince of Lies, the Father of Lies and that's why they believe and do what they do. The … [Read more...]

Marilynne Robinson vs. evangelical tribalism

"We live in a time when the claiming of a religious identity has become more important than abiding in what that truth implies," Marilynne Robinson said last month at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. That "claiming of a religious identity" and the elevating of it above the meaning, content or substance of that faith is what I've been describing as evangelical tribalism. Robinson, author of the novel Housekeeping and of the new essay collection When I Was a Child I Read … [Read more...]

Satanazis III: Night of the Satanazis


Don't imagine you're safe just because Pat Robertson, Demon Hunter, is on the job. Sure, Robertson's Age-Defying Shakes give him the strength to leg-press 1,000 pounds, but that won't be enough when the Satanic baby-killers and the Nazis join forces to create the terrifying Satanazis who are coming to destroy your family and America and your American family. "Pray that God will deliver our State and Country from this attack by demonic force, and that marriage between man and woman will be … [Read more...]

Return of the Satanazis!


"Unspeakable horrors from outer space paralyze the living and resurrect the dead!" It's … We start on the radio, with a Dobson 'N' Friends chat on the evils of evil evildoers. Wife-beating apologist James Dobson offers a sweeping, but still fairly generic, condemnation: If you scratch around anywhere near the Planned Parenthood message and the function of Planned Parenthood, you see wickedness; you see evil. And Kristin Hawkins chimes in with a full-gonzo conspiracy theory: Planned … [Read more...]

Defending America from the Satanazis

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite asks a good question: The choice between the biblical values of “good news for the poor” as announced by Jesus, and the “good news for the rich” of GOP fiscal proposals should be an easy one for Christians across the spectrum from liberal to conservative. But it’s not, as is clear from many polls. Why not? That's not a rhetorical question. It's at the heart of American politics and of American Christianity in 2012. I have a theory that suggests an … [Read more...]