A wise guy in the sky invites you to his guilty party

The perpetual catechizing by tribal gatekeepers; 2014 Pat Robertson denounces evil, socialist 2008 Pat Robertson; lots of free pizza in the pipeline for Fracksylvania; the twilight of the haters. [Read more...]

On my way to the promised land

ChickLie

Even by the loony, loopy standards of the anti-rock-preacher circuit, Sketch Erickson stood out. He was obsessed with Elvis — tracing all the evils in pop music, pop culture, and the entire world back to “Elvis. Aron. Presley.” He always said the name like that — first, middle, last, emphasizing each one. That serpent in the Garden of Eden with its sinuous hips? Elvis. Aron. Presley. [Read more...]

When we say that some white evangelical leaders are delusional and/or disingenuous political hacks, this is the kind of thing we’re talking about

Argento

White evangelicals may have adopted Republican politics as a core creedal dogma, but they insist that doesn’t make them right-wing ideologues and servants of the 1 percent and its machine. No, no, no, no, no — white evangelicals are simply faithful allies of that machine because liberals are baby killers and killing babies is wrong and supporting anything supported by baby killers must be wrong. Some fraction of the anti-abortion movement’s followers believe that. The most vocal leaders do not. Here’s proof. [Read more...]

7 @ 9: Florence and the machine

FlorenceandtheMachine

Blasphemy laws are being used for extortion because that’s what blasphemy laws are for. The “doctrine” of Hell is the worst imaginable slander against God. A positive step in Israel likely to cause religious right heads to explode in U.S. Sasheer Zamata is funny. Southern states determined to keep leading nation in unintended pregnancy. [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby is fine with forced abortions and mandatory contraception in China, but balks at voluntary contraception for American women

HobLob

Mandatory birth control in China is of no moral concern for Hobby Lobby, but access to voluntary birth control for American women is something it will fight all the way to the Supreme Court. The company has no conscientious objection to forced abortion in China if such objection would interfere with its ability to get kitschy rooster ornaments for pennies for the dollar. But preventive health insurance for female employees violates it’s deepest purported religious convictions. [Read more...]

Liars for Jesus are the dungeon masters of the fantasy role-playing game of white evangelicalism

Harris

Ergun Caner got canned by Liberty University, where he was dean of the seminary, when it turned out that his claim to fame — being a former Jihadi zealot and an expert on Islam — wasn’t true. But while Caner was a bad liar, but a fun Dungeon Master, so he was quickly re-hired — as president of the Southern-Baptist affiliated Brewton-Parker College in Georgia. He wasn’t hired in spite of his troubles with the truth, but because of them. [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll cannot escape the shame of his willingness to associate with Janet Mefferd

Hates Muslims. Hates gays. Tells lies about them. None of that is good.

Let’s stop treating Janet Mefferd like she’s some kind of good, honest journalist for calling out Mark Driscoll’s plagiarism. She makes a living telling vicious, venomous lies about LGBT people and about Muslims. She hates those people and thinks that hate justifies her lies about them. That doesn’t make her a journalist, or honest, or good. [Read more...]

David Barton is a terrible liar, but he’s still a very popular DM

Creative Commons photo by Moroboshi via Wikimedia.

But here’s the very very important thing to understand: David Barton doesn’t think he is fooling anybody. He tells lies, but those lies are not intended to deceive his audience or to trick his fans into believing that something false is actually true. They all know it’s a lie. [Read more...]


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