January 17, 2021

To borrow a phrase and wreck its meter: ‘the time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to speak of many things: Of shoes and ships…’ And narcissistic rage, of dysfunctional game admins and extremely seditious presidents. In the case of those last two items, these two groups have some very important traits in common: their narcissistic desire for attention, the mind-boggling extremes to which they are both willing to go in order to get it, and their catastrophic rage when it is denied. Today, Lord Snow Presides over how I learned to spot narcissists in a game I once loved. Read more

January 16, 2021

Hi and welcome back! Man alive, it really says something about the absolute state of Christianity that I wasn’t sure yesterday that this story would end up being the chosen option for today’s post. But here we are, and it is strange territory to be sure to find ourselves in: Franklin Graham, son of the evangelical hero Billy Graham, declared that impeaching a complete anti-evangelical like Donald Trump is exactly the same as 1st-century Jews betraying Jesus to the Romans. That is… Read more

January 15, 2021

Hi and welcome back! Recently, we checked out Daniel Bennett’s recent essay over at Christianity Today, “We Need to Be Better Losers.” He’s right, but he doesn’t seem to grasp the full scope of his tribe’s problem. They’re #winning junkies through and through. Today, let me show you this mentality — and why it’s so pervasive among evangelicals in the first place. #Winning Means Not Accepting Losses. In his recent post over at Christianity Today, evangelical political-science professor Daniel Bennett writes: The… Read more

January 14, 2021

Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, I brought up what I saw as evangelicals’ Big Question: how oh how did they end up here? In yesterday’s case, it was Ed Stetzer asking how evangelicals had ever decided to support such a terrible choice for president as Donald Trump. Like most dysfunctional people asking their Big Question, he had a Big Solution in mind. And like most of these Big Solutions, it absolutely won’t work. But that’s not why he suggested it in the… Read more

January 13, 2021

They’ve been asking this Big Question for years. However, now that Trumpism has become so closely intertwined with religious extremism, that question’s taken on an extra urgency for them. Today, I’ll provide the Big Answer that Ed Stetzer claims he wanted: Donald Trump didn’t actually ‘fool’ evangelicals at all. Read more

January 12, 2021

By far, one of the only spots of amusement in recent news is the way that Donald Trump’s onetime allies and most fervent supporters are now distancing themselves from him. And of all of those allies and supporters, none were quite as certain of their allegiance as so-called ‘pro-lifers.’ These culture warriors once heralded him as a divine savior of pweshus unborn baybeez. But now, they’ve been trying to claim some very different territory. Today, let me show you how feckless and obviously self-interested these self-proclaimed culture warriors truly are, in their attempts at distancing themselves from Donald Trump. Read more

January 11, 2021

Hello and welcome back! Since their thankfully-failed attack on the Capitol Building last week, America’s conservative-wingnut traitors have been getting tossed out of one social media platform after another. Slowly, all of their options are slamming shut in their faces! Today, Lord Snow Presides over the trouble traitors are having lately in finding a new digital home. Everyone, Meet Parler. It Was a Social Media Site. Parler was a sort of cut-rate Twitter clone that launched in 2018. Very quickly,… Read more

January 10, 2021

Yes, I’ve seen some evangelical leaders wringing their hands about evangelicals’ supposedly-lost credibility. But as they’ll find, their concern is just a little too little and a little too late to make any kind of difference. We’re on to them now, and we won’t soon forget what we’ve learned. Read more

January 9, 2021

Hi and welcome back! In recent days, we’ve been discussing the shocking insurrection attempt that occurred on Wednesday. That’s when a bunch of Donald Trump worshipers stormed the Capitol Building of the United States to try to stage a coup to keep their idol in power. Since most of his worshipers also happen to be fervent evangelical Christians, the infighting over the attack began almost immediately. Today, I want to show you some of that infighting — and remind everyone… Read more

January 8, 2021

After Donald Trump supporters attacked the nation’s Capitol Building on Wednesday, I noticed some evangelical leaders saying there’d be some big ‘reckoning’ due for American evangelicals. It made me laugh. Evangelicals don’t do reckonings. There’ll be no reckoning for evangelicals, not even now, not even after all the stunts they’ve pulled to regain their lost dominance. Today, let me show you why. Read more

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