Lying for Jesus is wrong, even if you use a fancy word like ‘abortifacient’

Lies make baby Jesus cry.

* * * * * * * * * * * * So, my dear evangelical brothers and sisters, can we please stop lying for Jesus by saying that emergency contraception is "an abortifacient"?Jesus doesn't actually want us to lie. And no matter how many times we repeat something that isn't true, reality doesn't change.And pretending something is evil just so we can bravely oppose it doesn't actually make us brave. Or good. Or helpful.So let's cut the crap, OK?Thanks.  … [Read more...]

Evangelicals vs. Persons With Disabilities: The real dangers of fighting against imaginary monsters

Healing of the Paralytic Man Mark 2:1-5

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990, and he remains deservedly proud of having done so.That American law came to be seen internationally as a model for other countries, and Bush's son, President George W. Bush, helped to negotiate a treaty formally encouraging other nations to adopt for themselves the standards and reforms that Americans enshrined in the ADA.President Barack Obama signed the treaty -- the U.N. Convention on the … [Read more...]

‘LOL stands for Lucifer Our Lord’ and other lies told by the deluded self-righteous


This is ridiculous:If you can't view that image, it says: BEWARE: Stop using the abbreviation "LOL." "LOL" stands for "Lucifer our Lord." Satanists end their prayers by saying "Lucifer our Lord," in short, "LOL." Every time you type "LOL" you are endorsing Satan. Do not use "LOL" ever again! Keep Satan out of your life. Share this advice to Christians. This is a lie. It is an obvious, intentional and ridiculous lie.It's not true, and no one is really stupid enough to believe it's … [Read more...]

White evangelicals, Republicans and wanting to ‘take our country back’


Linda Harvey of the "Christian radio" program Mission America chimes in with her own version of Michael L. Brown's awful "why have black people betrayed Christianity?" riff following the 2012 election. Harvey says: Ninety-three percent of African Americans voted for Obama in this election. Where are the Christians? Where are those who choose candidates based on the content of his or her character?Harvey can't imagine any reason that black Christians would vote for President Barack Obama … [Read more...]

A very slightly less ‘fake’ argument from Mark Galli in Christianity Today


At Christianity Today, Mark Galli's voice isn't always this high-pitched. That's just the Doppler effect on account of his back-tracking so fast from his earlier post attacking Jonathan Dudley for supposedly "fake history." It's only a half-baked correction, but at least Galli acknowledges that his earlier post was misleading twaddle.Galli's latest is also misleading. He qualifies the sweeping nonsense and historical errors of his earlier post, but still clings to it with weasel-words like … [Read more...]

‘Baby-killers.’ It’s always ‘baby-killers.’


Finally we shall insist on seeing everything — God and our friends and ourselves included — as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred. -- C.S. Lewis "Baby killers." It's always baby-killers.Yes, this graffiti vandalizing the offices of Eric Cantor's Democratic opponent in Virginia has to do with the politics of abortion. But here is the key thing to understand: This vandal did not accuse others of being "baby killers" because he opp … [Read more...]

Mark Galli of Christianity Today: ‘Another Fake …’


"The Old Testament does, in fact, seem to make a distinction between the life of a child and the life of a fetus." -- Mark Galli of Christianity Today (who forbids you to agree with him)"Another Fake History" cries Mark Galli of Christianity Today denouncing Jonathan Dudley's recent CNN column, "When Evangelicals Were Pro-Choice."Fake, fake, fake, because … well, um …Yeah, Galli's not very clear on that part.Dudley "mischaracterized Bruce Waltke's views," as pro-choice Galli wri … [Read more...]

‘If conservatives really believe in the evil of abortion, they are morally obligated to embrace a policy that stands to limit it so impressively’


Eric C. Miller, writing at Religion Dispatches, calls the bluff of evangelicals and others who have based their entire politics on opposition to legal abortion.Miller presents the compelling argument for contraception as the most effective approach to radically reducing the abortion rate. If that is the goal -- as opponents of legal abortion claim -- then the Affordable Care Act is a more effective means of achieving that goal than overturning Roe v. Wade would ever be.But what if that … [Read more...]