Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.If I'm reading this right, it looks like Jessica Orsini, Alderwoman in Centralia, Missouri, and a Hellenic polytheist, isn't running for reelection in 2012. Quote: "Ward 3 incumbent Jessica Orsini is not a candidate; Landon Magley is the lone candidate for that two-year term." Ors … [Read more...]

Gay Marriage and Other “Pagan Behaviors”

Newt Gingrich has got your nose.

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich participated in a conference call to conservative Christian supporters. In a statistical tie with fellow contender Mitt Romney in the upcoming Florida primary, Gingrich is trying to win the support of as many evangelicals and religious conservatives as possible, a demographic that Romney has had a hard time winning over. During the call, which had around 1000 participants, and was moderated by Jim "Cracking Da Vinci's Code" Garlow, … [Read more...]

Should We Worry About the Religious Right?

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich

So, it has come down to this. The Republican Party, the unchallenged standard-bearer for conservative Christianity in America since Ronald Reagan was president, seems to be deciding between a sometimes-moderate, formerly pro-choice, Mormon, and an ethics-challenged serial philanderer with unfavorability numbers that would make any politician blanch, in their presidential primaries. The candidates who seemed to bank their support on evangelicals and conservative Christians: Michele Bachmann, Rick … [Read more...]

Who’s a Religious “Minority” in the United States?

Republican Rep. Tim Scott and Newt Gingrich in November, 2011. Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images.

On Monday Republican South Carolina Representative Tim Scott, at a South Carolina Tea Party conference that also included presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, made a rather dubious assertion concerning religion in America. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/mviser/status/159018959033729024"] Christians are the "greatest minority under assault today?" Where does that come from? While it's true that “the religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X