Tag Archives: Religion

Indescribable Hypocrisy

This is not only grossly hypocritical, it’s also cowardly. A major Catholic health provider has successfully dismantled a wrongful death lawsuit brought against it by arguing — in defiance of its own long-held doctrine — that a dead fetus is … Continue reading

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Buy This Book!

K.C. Boyd’s Being Christian A Novel is a fantastic read, especially if you’re into witnessing the seedy underworld of far-right Christian conservatism. Boyd dramatizes a lot of familiar stories (think Ted Haggard, etc) through her evangelical protagonist Christian Hillcox, the … Continue reading

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The Continued Bigotry of Pastor Rick Warren

My Thursday column… Earlier this month, I wrote an article in which I suggested that liberals stop hectoring people of faith and simply focus on religious groups and leaders who attempt to undermine or replace secular law with biblical dogma. … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio is Definitely Not a Scientist. Man.

My Tuesday column. Marco Rubio and the continued Republican refusal to accept science. You might recall how Bobby Jindal suggested that Republicans should stop dumbing themselves down. I used this quote in yesterday’s column, but it bears repeating: “It is … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson Asks Female Co-Host About Porn

Here’s a priceless and awkward exchange between Pat Robertson and his co-host about 50 Shades of Grey. What is “pornogrity?”

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Election Post Mortem and Some Tough Love

My Thursday column… There’s been an understandable amount of discussion since Tuesday night about how the Republicans failed and what they can do to improve. I love a good concern-trolling post as much as anyone, especially in the wake of … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

Via Steve Benen: It’s also worth noting that Catholics went for Obama 50-48, according to CNN, and Latino Catholics, in particular, supported the president by a margin of 3-1. On that note… As an ex-Catholic, current agnostic and strong supporter … Continue reading

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Lunatic Quote(s) of the Day

The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the … Continue reading

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Free-Exercise-Wielding Individuals

I love — LOVE — this smackdown ruling delivered by Missouri Judge Carol Jackson to a Catholic business owner who claimed the Obama Administration’s birth-control mandate violated his rights. The burden of which plaintiffs complain is that funds, which plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Huckabee: Rape Babies Aren’t So Bad

Mike Huckabee wants you to know that rape has lead to some extraordinary people, so don’t look a gift-rape in the mouth. Or something. “Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late … Continue reading

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Chick-Fil-A Isn’t the Only Evil Fast Food Chain

My Monday column enumerates a variety of reasons why liberals should boycott all fast food chains. I’d like to defensively preface this column by making it abundantly clear that I’m both a supporter and participant in the boycott of Chick-Fil-A … Continue reading

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Homemaker Job Training

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a formal complaint with the Department of Labor over a federally-funded, veteran’s job-training provider that is only offering courses in How To Be a Housewife to female veterans. The Southern Poverty Law Center … Continue reading

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30 Percent of Republicans Agree

30 percent of Republicans agree that the president is a Muslim. From the latest Pew poll They weren’t going for vote for him anyway, but what’s remarkable to me is the sharp increase from 2008. In 2008 it was at … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from Ben & Jerry's…

…Glenn Beck’s Finger of God! Seriously, here’s Beck in full televangelist mode discussing how he’s evidently seen “the finger of God.” Based on Beck’s noticeably puffier face, if Ben & Jerry’s made that flavor, Beck would eat all of it.

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Norquist’s Saint Reagan

Grover Norquist is attacking Jeb Bush not just for saying Saint Ronald Reagan would be too moderate for today’s GOP, but also because he said he would accept a 10:1 compromise on spending-cuts and tax-increases. You know, because 10:1 is … Continue reading

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Worst Persons

Music teacher Jonathan Zeng thought he landed a new job at Cincinnati Hills, but then he was fired several hours later. Why? Because he’s gay. But that’s not all. The nondenominational Christian academy Cincinnati Hills is receiving some serious flak … Continue reading

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Christian Anti-Gay Intolerance Across the Nation

Wow. I grasped the idea that evangelical Christian preachers really hate gay people. Just like Jesus would hate gay people. But I didn’t know they hated gay people this much. –North Carolina Pastor argues for a gay concentration camp. Charles … Continue reading

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Who Would Jesus Pen Up?

Hey look! A crazy person! North Carolina Pastor Charles Worley wants to put gays and lesbians in a cage until they’re dead: I figured a way out — a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. But … Continue reading

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Idiot Quote of the Day

“I wasn’t sure that his views on marriage could get any gayer.” -Rand Paul on President Obama’s gay marriage endorsement Ha! Get it? That is so gay! Of course Paul said this to thunderous laughter from the Iowa Faith and … Continue reading

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The Worst Person in the World

Sean Harris, the Senior Pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina for giving his followers permission to beat the gay out of their kids. Specifically, he suggests, “Give ‘em a good punch!” So your little son starts to … Continue reading

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