Religion

The ‘War on Halloween’ & Some Other Evangelical Nonsense.

October 31, 2016

Pat Robertson’s ‘War on Halloween’. Every holiday season it’s the same. First ‘Christians’ claim there is a ‘War on Christmas’ – and then they mount a ‘War on Halloween’. In that conflict, there is no more dauntless warrior than the venerable Pat Robertson. His biography is stained with failure, yet he clings to the absurdity that trick or […]

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Republicans Don’t Believe Anything Except the Incredible.

October 17, 2016

It is naive to believe everything. It is cynical to believe nothing. And it is mind-bogglingly dumb to believe what is patently false – while disbelieving that for which there is overwhelming evidence. Let’s look at some examples. Trump – and his fanatics – celebrate so-called ‘snap polls’ as proof of overwhelming debate victories. These online polls […]

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Make America Smart Again.

September 26, 2016

When did we decide it was cool to be dumb? America used to rank first in high school achievement. Now we are wallowing among the also-rans. Science has been sacrificed to politics. Intellectual achievement is seen as ‘elitist’. Donald Trump, who knows little and shows no desire to learn more, is the Republican presidential candidate. And […]

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The (unAmerican) Value Voters Summit.

September 9, 2016

The Value Voters Summit is one in a series of Orwellian named conservative/Christian love fests. This time around the sanctimonious have descended on DC to spew the de rigueur homophobic, xenophobic, racist misogyny they so enjoy. There will be the typical Obama derangement – familiar fingers pointed at the usual suspects. These Pharisees will congratulate themselves on their […]

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Bigotry’s A-Team. A Roster of Hate, Ignorance & Intolerance

September 7, 2016

Bigotry is fundamental to the American experience. Reactionary ‘Christianity is its cloak. Next weekend, some of these unholy people will meet in Washington, DC. for the Orwellian named ‘Value Voters Summit’ (VVS). They will take the opportunity to kiss the bigot-in-chief’s ring – Donald Trump if you couldn’t guess. Here are some of the movement’s ‘leading’ lights. Tony Perkins […]

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To a Christian, Floods Exist Because God Is an Irrational Homophobe.

August 20, 2016

“Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory – let the theory go.” ― Agatha Christie ‘Family’ is a synonym for ‘homophobe’. Not all the time – just when used in the name of ‘Christian’ Groups. Some examples: “Focus on the Family”, “American Family Association”, “Family Research Institute”, “World […]

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Really? – Capt. Humayun Khan, a Great American & a Muslim; Wayne Allyn Root is not a Great American; An Amateur GOP Porn Star.

July 30, 2016

There is no greater pain than for a parent to lose a child. But for Khizr Khan, he at least had the consolation that his son Army Capt. Humayun Khan, 27 died in service of his country while protecting his men. He is buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetary. Khizr Kahn spoke during the […]

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Evangelicals Sleep with a Dog – Wake up with Gold-Plated Fleas.

July 15, 2016

Donald Trump has strong support from white evangelicals. On the face of it, this xenophobic, racist serial adulterer and divorcee, would hardly seem the object of affection of a Christian movement. But their adoration of the snake-oil salesman is understandable if you consider that evangelicals are not Christian – they are America’s largest white supremacist group. Take […]

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Evangelicals Bat Their Eyes at Donald Trump.

June 23, 2016

One of the oddities on the 2016 election is why evangelicals are so hot on Donald Trump. It seems an unlikely match between the nominally Christian and a godless man. Trump is a morally corrupt, serial philanderer, with no care for the poor and little evidence of any charitable inclinations. If he has any biblical knowledge, he […]

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