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


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


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


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


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...]

And all his works and pomps

Fran Keller

According to the National Center for Reason and Justice, Francis Keller has been released from a Texas prison. Since 1993, Keller has been serving a 48-year sentence for a crime that she did not commit. Worse than that, she has spent the past 20 years in prison for a crime that never happened. [Read more...]

‘Hell House,’ abortion, and the mute zombie children of Heaven


New Destiny’s abortion mythology posits that every fertilized egg is a fully human person, and also that every fertilized egg that dies before reaching an “age of accountability” ascends to Heaven. That presents an unnerving picture of Heaven. [Read more...]