Jesus loves you more than you will know

A new Left Behind movie and a new Jerry Jenkins book tour have the World’s Worst Books back in the news, with new profiles and puff pieces revisiting all the inaccurate claims of previous versions. Plus: “Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All;” Secretary of Labor Tom Perez gets all Laborem Exercens; and the Lemonheads cover a famous song written by Melania Trump. [Read more…]

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Scenes from the class war (5.25)

“But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?” [Read more…]

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Thursday de Mayo

Today is not Mexican Independence Day, but it is the anniversary of the day I met my wife. Also: Donald Trump doesn’t need therapy, he needs to repent; fearing refugees makes as much sense as fearing wildfire evacuees; and the racist idea that people of color are distinct from the “working class.” [Read more…]

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Heels

Pat McCrory really, really wants to look in your young daughter’s pants. And the North Carolina governor’s fascination with inspecting the private parts of private citizens is going to wind up costing residents of his state millions of dollars defending the lawsuits that will inevitably 1) challenge, and 2) overturn the law he just signed, which was hastily drafted and passed by Republicans in the state legislature in a special session yesterday. [Read more…]

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Patreon page is live (and still under construction)

Big, huge, heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to my fundraising appeal here last week. Anyone interested in supporting this site — and, hopefully, improving it — might also want to check out my new Patreon page. That page is still a bit of a rough draft, but it’s live. [Read more…]

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The pros and cons of becoming a Prosperity Gospel televangelist

Should I become a Prosperity Gospel televangelist? I’ve done what it’s often helpful to do when contemplating this sort of major life decision: I’ve begun putting together a pro and con list of the potential advantages and disadvantages it would entail. [Read more…]

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Pounding up against the stone and steel

“A little courage goes a long, long way / Get’s you a little bit further down the road each day / And before you know it, you’ll hear someone say / That’ll do, pig, that’ll do.” And in other news: Elizabeth Warren takes on the lords of credit-scoring, bad Lifetime movies, messy ecclesiology, and Jimmy Carter’s presidential film festival. [Read more…]

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Scenes from the class war (9.8)

“You have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?” [Read more…]

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