Pope Francis said “It’s hypocrisy [and un-Christian] to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or toss out someone who is in need of help.”
This is a big deal and could signal the Pope’s thinking that perhaps it is time for women to become priests.
Americans should not underestimate Christian crusader Cruz and his spiritually-armored preachers’ concerted efforts as a wrong maneuver.
Both the school district shuttering and University suspension center around the GOP and evangelical movement’s current cause, Islamophobia
It is curious that so many Americans were surprised over the revelations that a religious conservative idol is guilty of molesting his sisters, or that Republicans embraced the FRC’s icon they must have at least suspected was a fraud. In fact, the close relationship between Republicans, the FRC, and Josh Duggar was a match made in heaven.
Recently, although Republicans love the Vatican’s support for opposition to equal rights for women and the LGBT community, there has been growing enmity over the Pope’s opposition to income inequality and anthropogenic climate change. The Pope finally went too far this past week when he failed to comply with Israel’s agenda that Palestine will never be a sovereign state.
What the evangelical right never, never ever, talks about is the persecution, barbarism, and hatred targeting Christians at the hands of Israeli Jews in the Holy Land and it leads one to wonder if America’s neo-Christians are using President Obama as a surrogate for the Israelis targeting Christians for persecution.
The same people that apparently hate the libertarian Koch brothers are looking on Rand Paul as a decent human being; a monumental error one expects moronic Republicans to make, but not anyone on the left.
What the so-called more “Christ-like” Pope has not done is rescind any of the Church’s archaic moral policies his predecessors kept in place and apparently Francis has no intention of changing them anytime soon; regardless of his Fox-created “friendlier pope” public relations image.
Senator Tom Cotton argues that discrimination against gays in the US shouldn’t be a priority, since we aren’t hanging them like Iran does.
On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed legislation legalizing discrimination based on the religious right’s “free exercise” of their bigoted beliefs that Republicans in Indiana contend are the law of the land.
In a conscientious city like San Francisco, water conservation measures are taken very seriously by businesses and residents alike; except for the San Francisco Archdiocese led by embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The latest outrage, and it is a monumental outrage on humanitarian and water conservation terms, against the Archdiocese is the harshest criticism for installing a watering system to drench the homeless to prevent them from sleeping in doorways around the sanctuary at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as likely to be persecuted as Christians
Instead of celebrating B-movie actor Ronald Reagan’s birthday today, Americans should reflect, deeply regret, and grieve that they and their parents foolishly gave bad actor the power to set in motion America’s thirty-year march toward theocracy and corporate fascism. A march today’s conservative religion is closer to enacting than ever before.
In fact, Francis is closely aligned with conservative Republican ideology; particularly in his position on addressing poverty and social issues such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, and women’s rights.
Charlie Hebdo tells Republicans that people who don’t look like Fox News hosts should be killed, or at the very least, expelled from the US
Betty Bowers nails Dick Cheney by pointing out that for him, rectal feeding “is just eating through his mouth.” That explains a lot!
The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America’s evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now the Koch brothers and their dirty energy cabal have joined what is developing into a dirty oil-evangelical war against Pope Francis.
As Steve Scalise struggles to distance himself from David Duke, EURO and his involvement with a racist conference twelve years ago, he has found at least one ally who will vouch for his character — Rep. Steve King (R-IA).
So, another December 25th has came and went and despite the religious right and Fox News pundits bemoaning a phony “war on Christmas,” the commercial holiday came to fruition as it has for generations.
Obviously many Americans do have myriad reasons to be thankful they live in an extremely wealthy and semi-free nation such as the United States, but there are tens-of-millions who are likely only thankful they are able to survive an increasingly hostile corporate oligarchy and inhumane Republican party.
What is curious, is that although America is not, was not, and never will be a Christian nation, there are signs that a religious purity crusade is gaining traction.
Republicans and religious conservatives detest the 14th Amendment for myriad reasons, but chief among them is the guarantee of equal rights for Americans not in the biblical mold championed by Neo Christians; single mothers, atheists, Muslims, non-compliant Christians, and particularly gays.
Apparently, ISIS utilizing America’s war tactics caught the attention of Robertson and his Christian theology informs him it is time for America to embrace the ISIS tactics and religious ideology, and as a Christian nation issue an ultimatum to the Islamic terrorists to “convert or be killed.”
On Tuesday night’s episode of Hannity, host Sean Hannity welcomed Duck Dynasty star and renowned homophobe Phil Robertson on the set to discuss the recent developments in the Middle East surrounding the radical Islamist group ISIS.
The notion of so-called Christians exposing themselves as the anti-Christs they really are is being played out in the drive to put more guns in the hands of more Americans, especially conservative Christian Americans; it is no surprise it is being advanced by right-wing Christian churches.
Hagee says, “The Bible says that whenever we approach the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ,that there would be strange weather patterns.”
Today’s Conservative Republicans yearn for a much simpler time. Unfortunately, that time occurred two millennia ago and bears no resemblance to the modern day.
Republican evangelicals have gone mad with rage as Pope Francis and President Obama are delivering the same rejection of their selfish economic ideology.
The glaring hypocrisy of those on the right, primarily conservative Christians, is they want Christ kept in Christmas during the Pagan winter holidays, but “abort Christ” from the policies and agendas they promote throughout the year.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly pointed out that not only is Santa Claus white, but that Jesus was too. Apparently, she is unaware of where Jesus came from or what the Bible says.
If you want to know the reason for the season, you don’t have to look back to Christ but past him.
Bryan Fischer says of Hinduism, “This is a counterfeit religion,. It is an Eastern religion. It is, in essence, an occult religion.”
If Americans wondered what drove the man who masterminded the $24 billion government shutdown all they need to know is that Ted Cruz did not fall far from his father’s evangelical tree.
You have to wonder at what point Pope Francis will have pulled the rug out from beneath America’s Catholic and Evangelical clergy.
More cries of persecution coming out of the Religious Right: if we allow gay marriage we are persecuting Christians
Conservatives have convinced themselves that though Obama SHOULD be in jail even as president, he would certainly BE in jail if he were not.
Unlike football, one group of Christians is playing by a different set of rules that defy the tenets of the religion and its adherents’ claim to be followers of Christ.
Once again Glenn Beck channeled Jesus Christ to proclaim that Jesus Christ is against a cap and trade system. On his Fox News program, Beck said, “We all have to share the Earth and do what he wants, but Jesus does not want a cap and trade system.” Where in the teachings of Jesus does he discuss cap and trade?
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck claimed that the concept of social justice is a perversion of the gospel, and that social justice is not something that Jesus would talk about. Beck said that social justice is, “a perversion of the gospel.” Beck’s point was that the gospel is really about capitalism and free market economics. According to Beck, Jesus was an anti-government conservative.