A Bit More on Victoria Woodhull

Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns and Money wrote a great piece on the self-appointed censor of the Gilded Age: Anthony Comstock. Comstock was one of the great enemies of free thought, free love and free expression, and his enforcement of censorship laws over material sent through the mail represents one of the low points in American freedom.Loomis followed this up with a piece on one of the most interesting people in American history, Victoria Woodhull. Woodhull was briefly a major figure in … [Read more...]

Remembering Frances Wright

Jen McCreight, alias Blag Hag, is a little miffed about the Brainz.org list of the Top 50 Most Brilliant Atheists. Not only are there just three women on the list, but those three women are Katherine Hepburn, Jodie Foster and Ayn Rand. Yikes.McCreight rattles off some of the prominent names left off, from Hypatia of Alexandria to Marie Curie. It’s a good list, and I’d add that Brainz.org’s failure to include Elizabeth Cady Stanton is inexcusable, particularly since Stanton’s stock among in … [Read more...]

In the Closet with Pastor Ted

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 29 of Pillars of FaithTrapped by FidelityPastoral trysts with twinks are blamed on everything from queer demons, to weak flesh, to tests of faith. The most obvious reason- “I’m gay”- seems unthinkable.In the case of  Rev. Ted Haggard of New Life Church, also then-president of the National Association of Evangelicals, another preacher went so far as to insinuate the blame for such dalliances rests on the wife.A woman just might push her husband to liaison with me … [Read more...]

American History X: David Barton

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 28 of Pillars of FaithThou Shalt Not LieDavid Barton is reclaiming America for the Lord. He is tirelessly educating Americans about their historical roots and beloved constitution. He talks about the secular invasion in America, and he’s taking it back and giving it to God.We’ve heard about one nation under god so often that we believe it. We know that in the beginning, God wrested America from the pagan hands of the devil’s children and gave it to his right … [Read more...]

The Lies of James Dobson

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 27 of Pillars of Faith Guilty as Spongebob Jim’s writings were revered like Apostle Paul’s in my childhood home. His Focus on the Family propaganda is so wholeheartedly American that it became brand. After three decades of homo-terror warnings, not even his ridiculous boycott of Spongebob made him lose credibility among disciples. Spongebob is guilty of “homosexual advocacy,” Dobson says.He was born in Louisiana in 1936 and born again at three. He received his doctor … [Read more...]