Reading Time: 10 minutes One blogger on a conservative site has realized what a silly idea it was to campaign against LGBT rights on the basis of religious liberty. She thinks they’d have succeeded if they’d gone with secular arguments. Today, let me show you why that wouldn’t have worked either.
A Strange Evolution: When Fundagelicals Loved the ACLU (LSP #48)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Long, long ago, when I was a wee bright-eyed Pentecostal lass, I had a run-in with an anti-theist college professor. I wrote about it a few years ago, but I always intended to come back to that story because there was a part I hadn’t mentioned at the time. You see, my evangelical peers had an instant–and unanimous–response to the situation when I told them about it. They wanted me to go talk to the ACLU.
Lord Snow Presides Over Idaho’s Bigotry–Again. (LSP #43)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Idaho seems dead-set on becoming America’s most regressive state. This past decade, they’ve been fighting states like Indiana and Kentucky for a position at the bottom of every ranking of functionality that a society can possibly have. So I’m about ready to hear about an epic WIN, aren’t you? Today Lord Snow Presides over love winning, again.
A Church Embezzler Learns Not to Use Christianese Around a Judge (LSP #26)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Stephanie Everett found out exactly what the phrase “full responsibility” means out here in Reality-Land–and maybe you’ll find the story to be as funny–and as ultimately hope-inspiring–as I did.
Another Day, Another TRUE CHRISTIAN™ Hypocrite
Reading Time: 13 minutes In the lifetime of this blog, we’ve talked often about how hypocritical the most fervent Christians always turn out to be. We’ve established many times that hypocrisy isn’t a fluke or aberration of the religion but an absolutely inevitable outcome of its various teachings. In the wake of some absolutely explosive new allegations against one of Christianity’s most valiant culture warriors, we turn our attention once again to this simple fact.
An Idaho Judge Shows Us Exactly Why and How Christian Morality Fails.
Reading Time: 11 minutes When Cody Herrera–who is accused of the rape of a 14-year-old girl–came before Judge Randy Stoker, he certainly got lucky. He was getting a paragon of Christian morality who knew exactly–EXACTLY–how to handle this situation.
The Religious Right Clearly Thinks We’re Idiots.
Reading Time: 10 minutes I’m noticing a trend lately with the Religious Right that might well baffle observers but which makes perfect sense within the strange subculture that its adherents inhabit: they act for all the world like they think we’re idiots. As usual, there’s a bit more to it than that, though. Today we’ll talk about three examples of what I mean.
Idaho Lawmakers’ Bigotry Has Cost Their State $715,000. (Now What?)
Reading Time: 8 minutes My even broke earlier today. I can’t even. Be sure you brace yours before you read this, because this is just bizarre. The Religious Right has made yet another misstep in its self-created, self-maintained war on gay people–but in a weird kind of way, though, this story makes the perfect Sunday Happy Thought.
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.
I Don’t Think Anti-Gay Christians Really Trust Their God Much
Reading Time: 8 minutes Taken to the nadir, religion can become a means that truly predatory, shameless people use to gain social control and dominance over others, nothing more, and it is used or deployed rather than practiced or believed; the folks doing this might act like zealots, but really what they are is frauds who’ve found an angle–a foolproof one. And that’s why this week I was struck anew by just how little these zealots appear to truly trust in their god.