Reading Time: 4 minutes More than six years ago, after after being jailed for five days for contempt of court, four times married Davis—then a serving clerk in Kentucky— gave numerous tearful interviews, claiming that her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples David Ermold and David Moore and James Yates and Will Smith had nothing to do […]
A Crisis of Conscience for a TRUE CHRISTIAN™ Clerk
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Gosh, being a TRUE CHRISTIAN™ is so hard nowadays. Not only do TRUE CHRISTIANS™ have to Jesus harder all the time, but they have to make sure everybody around them knows they’re the most Jesus-ified Jesus-ers who ever Jesus-ed. And there’s no better way to demonstrate their Jesus-ification than inserting themselves […]
Update Time! Where Are They Now?
Reading Time: 9 minutes While writing about Ben Carson, I realized that it’s been a while since I checked in on the various Christians I’ve discussed here, either on their own or as part of my series about the Cult of “Before” Stories. I thought it’d be fun to see how they’re doing nowadays. Let’s check in on a few of them!
To Flounce or Not to Flounce: Christians Are Starting to Admit They’ve Lost Their Culture War.
Reading Time: 10 minutes I couldn’t help but notice a major shift in the tenor of how Christians are engaging with general culture in the wake of the Supreme Court case about equal marriage–and a new discussion emerging from the ashes of that decision. Today we’re going to talk about that shift and what that discussion is, and what that discussion is leading toward for them–and us.
Kim Davis’ False Narrative and Shattered Ideological Purity.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Kim Davis is all but the Republican Jesus right now, but one of her recent claims left me confused–the one about how she was totally Democrat once but “the party left me” so now she’s re-registered as a Republican. Today we’ll talk about that claim, because the news of her attempted (and apparently quite ridiculous) lawsuit against […]
I Bet Kim Davis Thought This Was Super-Sneaky And Oh So Clever.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the ongoing saga of sanctimonious bigot Kim Davis, apparently she is not content to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and has decided to sneak around trying to circumvent the judge’s order that she either do her job or get out of the way of the deputy clerks who are willing to do her job for her.
What Kim Davis Thinks She Won. (And What She Really Lost.)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Watching her, reading her words, I get the sense that she at least thinks she has genuinely and truly won something big–and her supporters largely seem to agree. She does not have the tight, smug tone of someone who is insisting she won even though she knows she’s been handed a crushing loss. I heard people talking exactly like this all the time in church, and I hear Christians talking like this every single day nowadays. I think she sincerely thinks she won something. But what does she believe she won?
Kim Davis: Right-Wing Theocrats Are Actually Right About One Thing.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Really, the only redeeming feature of these numerous and increasingly-disturbed-sounding predictions is that not only are they not going to happen, but that the people making them are going to have to come to grips with the fact that they made them–because their flocks may be very good indeed at forgetting false predictions, having had lots of practice by now, but the internet never forgets. We’re going to remember these wild-eyed, finger-pointing, spittle-flecked false predictions for a long time to come. And we’re going to be amused to realize something else.