religion and politics

Texas Republican Prays to God to Forgive America for the U.S. Constitution

Texas Republican Prays to God to Forgive America for the U.S. Constitution

He said “Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent amongst us," ignoring God promising Samaria's "pregnant women" will…

7 years ago

Religious Right Leaders Say No Cruz, No More America

They're falling over themselves with dire predictions, like Tony Perkins' "I'm afraid we may not have another election for our…

8 years ago

Marco Rubio Works the Friendlier Confines of South Carolina

Rubio's opposition to the First Amendment found a sympathetic ear, asking “How can we use the constitution to cut down…

8 years ago

Ben Carson Vows to Punish Liberal Colleges if Elected President

Carson wants to punish liberal colleges for teaching things he doesn't approve of - "extreme political bias" - otherwise known…

8 years ago

Right Wing Media Loses it Over Idea of Obama as Jewish President

A bunch of white gentiles are maybe not the best people to be talking about who is and who isn't…

9 years ago

Minority White Christians’ Religious War On the Constitution

There is a misconception among ignorant Americans that this nation was founded on the tenets of the bible and is…

9 years ago

Republican Kasich Forces Public Schools To Partner with Religion Or Lose Taxpayer Funding

Ohio Governor John Kasich made that "religious extremist duty" mandatory in Ohio. Kasich issued a statement through a spokesman informing…

9 years ago

The First Amendment Protects All Religions – Including Satanism

You don't have to approve of a religion to understand and accept that every religion is on equal footing in…

9 years ago

The Religious Right Wants to Choose the Republican Candidate for President

Bryan Fischer wants an Evangelical conclave to choose candidates for president. Tough luck, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, and others

9 years ago

Pope Francis Condemns Those Who Use Religion to Promote Violence

"Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and…

10 years ago

American Legion Post Betrays The Constitution and Launches a Religious Threat to Democracy

For the second time in six months an American Legion Chapter has distinguished itself for abandoning the Constitution over its…

10 years ago

The Unfair Tax Exemption for Politically Active Churches Must End

There is a simple solution that will satisfy the Christian churches and the secular groups suing for equality, and it…

10 years ago

Festival of Lights Invites Demons into White House Says Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer says of Hinduism, "This is a counterfeit religion,. It is an Eastern religion. It is, in essence, an…

10 years ago

Religious Right’s Pet Rabbi Calls Liberty Twisted and Diseased

Lapin says atheists are parasites and we'd be better behaved (do what conservatives want) if we acted like we had…

10 years ago

The True Jeffersonian Face of Religious Freedom

For Thomas Jefferson, religious freedom was neither freedom to coerce nor a coerced mind, but rather a free mind

11 years ago

Grandmother Says She is Persecuted if She is Not Allowed to Convert Grandson

Visiting Grandma should not carry with it the prerequisite of conversion

11 years ago

Michael Salman and Conservative DIY Martyrdom

Michael Salman claims he was holding small bible studies in his home but he built a 2,000 square foot church…

12 years ago

The Great Commission’s False Prerogative A Specter of Doom on the World

A falsified passage in the New Testament leads conservative Christians to believe they have the right and obligation to convert…

12 years ago

How Michele Bachmann Profited off her Islamophobic McCarthyism

Michele Bachmann was spanked by her party leadership but got herself appointed to an Islamophobic law center and hauled in…

12 years ago

NOM Says Chick-Fill-A Can Endorse a Controversial Political Issue, But Not General Mills

The National Organization of Marriage accuses General Mills of hypocrisy but hypocritically supports Chick-Fill-A and condemns General Mills

12 years ago

Having Backed Herself into McCarthy’s Corner, Bachmann Lashes Out

Michele Bachmann's anti-Muslim witch-hunt has backfired, drawing condemnation from fellow Republicans and mockery from the Muslim Brotherhood

12 years ago

The GOP’s Wacky One-Way Religious Freedom (We Got it, You Don’t)

Conservative Christians love to talk about religious freedom, never quite getting that something isn't freedom unless everyone enjoys it

12 years ago

Fear Factor: The Conservative Christian Crusade Against Mormonism

When one scary religion tries to make another sound scary, it's time to step back and take stock of the…

12 years ago

The Response To Stir Up Extremists in Kansas City

After underwhelming Houston, Iowa, South Carolina and Florida, The Response is bringing its brand of extremist Christianity to Kansas City…

12 years ago

Pastor Who Wants to Kill Gays Should Read his Gay Friendly Bible First

Yet another Evangelical hater wants to kill gays like the Pilgrims did but he might want to stop and read…

12 years ago

Obama and Radical Islam: The Ultimate Obama Hater’s Conference

If you have very low expectations and care nothing for facts and hate Obama, Cliff Kincaid of America's Survival, Inc.…

12 years ago

In Louisiana School, Loch Ness Monster Disproves Evolution

A fundamentalist Christian textbook used in a Louisiana school insists that because the Loch Ness Monster is real, evolution must…

12 years ago

Shut Up, Know Your Role, or Die – the GOP’s 2012 Platform

The conservative mind is focused on a sense of privilege and possession of rights nobody else gets to enjoy, whatever…

12 years ago

Demythologizing Christianity’s Most Cherished Moment: Nero and the Christians, Part One

It is always claimed that Christianity has been persecuted ever since Nero but it can be argued that this is…

12 years ago

David Barton Supporters Say Criticism of Barton Proves Barton is Right

David Barton's deputy Rick Green and the ACLJ's David French claim that criticism of David Barton proves that Barton is…

12 years ago

Carrie Underwood’s Support of Marriage Equality Exposes Fundie Confusion Over Love and Hate

Carrie Underwood came out in support of marriage equalitylast weekend, leaving fundies to misread the Bible and to confuse love…

12 years ago

Obama Has Removed the Last Shred of Divine Covering Over the White House? Really?

Apparently, President Obama has ripped away from imaginary protective layer over the White House for which surface-to-air missiles are no…

12 years ago

Fundamentalist Christian Predators Target School Children

Your children aren't safe at school; there are spiritual predators prowling our nation's elementary schools, preying on the innocent.

12 years ago

David Barton’s New Thesis: People Who Are on Welfare Don’t Read the Bible

David Barton attempts to prove we'd all be better off economically if we read our Bibles with a pedestrian attempt…

12 years ago

Why the GOP is the Party of Choice for Sociopaths and Psychopaths

Pastor John Hagee's hateful preaching is an example of why the GOP has become the party of choice for sociopaths…

12 years ago

Trapped by Religion

Thomas Jefferson once hoped to liberate us from being trapped by beliefs not our own but the GOP has made…

12 years ago

Demonize It! The Fundamentalist Obsession with Demons

Most 21st century Americans deal with the world they see and give no thought to an underlying reality full of…

12 years ago

Religious Bigots Gather at National Religious Freedom Conference

Religious Freedom: a euphemism used by Christian groups who embrace subordination and a culture of suppression of other religious viewpoints

12 years ago

A Look at 30 Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

Southern Poverty Law Center offers a list of 30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right, who represent the worst…

12 years ago

Satan Ate My Government! The Fundamentalist Addiction to Satan

You get the idea that if we banned the word Satan we'd all be a lot happier but that fundamentalists…

12 years ago

Romney to Speak at Ralph Reed’s 2012 FFC Conference & Strategy Briefing

Ralph Reed wants to play Kingmaker like he did in 1994 and he has Mitt Romney lined up to slobber…

12 years ago

The NAACP Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

The NAACP has come out in support of President Barack Obama and marriage equality in a press release dated yesterday,…

12 years ago

Under-Mom’d One Million Moms Throws Hissy Fit at GAP

After failing to terrorize JC Penney into submission, One Million Moms threatens to do the same to GAP for showing…

12 years ago

What the Bible Says Versus What Republicans Wish it Said

The GOP insists we obey the Bible but the Bible doesn't define traditional marriage and it turns out God orders…

12 years ago

Obama Adding a Faith Vote Director to Campaign

Obama has a religion problem. His answer to that problem is a Faith Vote Director. He has already shown that…

12 years ago

Fundie Says Obama is Gay, Imprison Gays Before They Kill Kids

Discredited psychologist and anti-gay "expert" Paul Cameron, claims that Obama is gay and that gays must be imprisoned before they…

12 years ago

Sen. Rand Paul Says He Didn’t Know Obama’s Views on Marriage Could “Get any gayer”

Sarah Jones says Republicans must evolve or die. Rand Paul chose a third option: third grade: "[he] wasn't sure [Obama's]…

12 years ago

The Dimensions of Fundamentalist Christian Deceit

Did you ever stop to wonder why Throckmorton and Coulter's Getting Jefferson Right is being favorably reviewed at a liberal…

12 years ago

The Barton Lies: A Review of David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

In the Jefferson Lies (2012), David Barton lets loose a barrage of lies and invents terms to turn Thomas Jefferson…

12 years ago

Female Republican Strategist to Head Atheist Organization

The Secular Coalition for America, an atheist advocacy group, has hired Edwina Rogers, a female Republican strategist and atheist as…

12 years ago

David Barton Says Science Can’t Cure Divine Punishments like AIDS

David Barton claims that science won't be able to cure AIDS because AIDS is a punishment for sin showing he…

12 years ago

America Faces the Specter of Religious Apartheid

Monotheism is built not just on the rejection but the ejection of the constructed other. If we live in the…

12 years ago

CBN News Claims Media Matters is anti-Christian

In a world where saying "Happy Holidays!" makes you guilty of waging a war on Christmas, telling the truth about…

12 years ago

Catholic Bishop Goes Into Persecution Mode – Claims Obama is Hitler

After spending 1500 years relentlessly persecuting every alternative to itself, the Catholic Church has the audacity to claim it is…

12 years ago

Blaming America’s Problems on Bad Religion

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claims that America's problems stem from bad religion - heresy - without looking at…

12 years ago

Condemning the Catholic Church’s Attack on Americans’ Freedoms

You live in a modern world only because you have insisted on living in a modern world, not because the…

12 years ago

Gene Roddenberry, Where is My Star Trek Future?

Star Trek promised us a Utopian future of peace and tolerance and science; the Republican agenda has thrown all this…

12 years ago

World Net Daily Scandalized! Moses Led Muslims Out of Egypt?

WND says those nasty Palestinians are re-writing the Passover story. The problem is that the Qur'an says that Moses led…

12 years ago

Tony Perkins Claims Gay Pride Flag in Afghanistan Endangers Americans

Tony Perkins claims a gay pride flag endangers American lives, but apparently Nazi flags, urinating on dead Afghans and burning…

12 years ago

The Bible – The False Premise of American Theocracy

The GOP wants us to believe that we must all collectively and individually do as their God wants or suffer…

12 years ago

Taking a Ride on Bryan Fischer’s Secular Sharia Crazy Bus

After putting words in George Washington's mouth, Bryan FIscher produces bullshit from his and claims "the Ten Commandments of secular…

12 years ago

Imagining a Life Without Jesus – Two Minutes That Decided History

Two minutes in the life of Pontius Pilate decided world history for the next 2000 years, two minutes in which…

12 years ago

Fundamentalists Are Hell-Bound, Says Jesus: More From Our Exclusive Interview

Jesus explains that his ministry was for the poor and oppressed, not against them, and that the rich and powerful…

12 years ago

Jesus Says David Barton Doesn’t Speak for Him: An Exclusive Interview

David Barton has little to do with actual Christianity and even less to do with first century Judaism, as Jesus…

12 years ago

Sharing the Gospel of Augustus Caesar

For the Roman world, Augustus was a messiah, and the cities were eager to proclaim his "good news" (evangelion) even…

12 years ago

Profiteering for Jesus

And Jesus so loved the rich he gave his life for them. Or so you’d think. Jesus’ evolution into a…

12 years ago

The Republican Platform Aims at a Time Before the Constitution

Republicans don’t want to take back our country; they want to take our country back, back to a time before…

12 years ago

Taliban? Talibangelical? They Both Hate Women

It is no surprise that Talibangelicals can compare women to livestock, as State Rep. Terry England did recently in Georgia.…

12 years ago

The Grim Calculus of Rights of Conscience

The grim calculus of conservatism's so-called rights of conscience is this: I don't believe so you can't... Their religious freedoms…

12 years ago

High Pucker Factors Are Not Just for Caliphates Anymore

Republicans insist we must fear the specter of an world Islamic Caliphate while ignoring the dangers of a Christian theocracy…

12 years ago

Obama’s Constitution-friendly Religion

Jeffrey T. Kuhner of the Edmund Burke Institute, who last year accused President Obama of having "black nationalist sympathies" (whatever those…

12 years ago

Christian Right’s 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy

The more Rick Santorum pushes for an American theocracy the more the Christian Right accuses liberals of plotting an atheist…

12 years ago

Tony Perkins Claims Obama Plans Left Wing Theocracy

It was inevitable, I suppose: The forces of theocracy accusing the so-called political left of trying to foist a theocracy…

12 years ago

Santorum Surge Thanks to Power of Shared Idiocy

Rick Santorum has something in common with the base: shared idiocy about an America that never was, and the culture…

12 years ago

The 2012 CPAC Awards for Insanity in Politics

Each year, CPAC brings you the most insane things Republican can think of saying. We present you here with a…

12 years ago

The Myth of Deferred Male Gratification and the Genocide of Mothers

Rabbi Daniel Lapin generates a myth that the availability of oral contraception has somehow caused the collapse of American civilization

12 years ago

The Hypocrisy of Religious-Based Attacks on Obama

President Obama has been accused of having perverted the word of God and abusing scripture, but the real culprits are…

12 years ago

Fundamentalist Kristi Watts Upset that Atheists Do Not Hate Wiccans

Kristi Watts, Pat Robertson's co-host on the 700 Club wants to know why atheists don't chop down all the trees…

12 years ago

It is Time for the Mainstream Media to Talk Religion and Politics

The mainstream media's reluctance to talk about religion and politics with regard to America's problems and possible solutions is troubling

12 years ago

The Dirty Thirty – the GOP’s Rights Killing Agenda for America

With no signs of abating. Republican legislatures are if anything more eager than ever to press their rights-killing agenda for…

12 years ago

Chris Christie Endorses the Popular Tyranny Founding Fathers Feared

Chris Christie has shown himself to be a proponent of the popular tyranny the Founding Fathers feared and wrote the…

12 years ago

Newt Says He is Running to Save Western Civ from Pagan Culture

Newt claims that marriage equality represents perfectly natural pagan behaviors and are somehow a fundamental violation of our civilization

12 years ago

The Apocalypse of John is Irrelevant for America

The Apocalypse of John is a polemic directed at Rome, not an open ended threat against the human race. After…

12 years ago

Occupy the Bible

The Religious Elite like the Wealth Elite wants us to subordinate our interests to their own. We can Occupy the…

12 years ago

Chuck Norris to Make Gingrich Invincible – in World of Warcraft

Chuck Norris has pledged his World of Warcraft abilities to the cause of Newt Gingrich - who needs them -…

12 years ago

The Republican Appeal to History as it Should Have Been

The GOP doesn't want to study history but to construct a theological narrative that re-purposes history to be more useful…

12 years ago

Ralph Reed Seeks Resurrection as Republican Kingmaker

While so many Republicans rush toward self-martyrdom, one, Ralph Reed, is headed in the other direction – toward resurrection in…

12 years ago

Rick Perry’s New Enemy – America’s Ally Turkey

In the latest gaffe by a GOP presidential hopeful, Rick Perry singled out America's ally Turkey, claiming it is led…

12 years ago

Oh the Things They Say About Islam

Republicans in embracing 1950s-style paranoia makes Islam the new Communism and accuses it of everything the GOP is itself guilty…

12 years ago

The Rise of American Fundamentalism 2006-2008

Before the 2006 midterms, the Religious Right controlled Congress, the White House and four out of nine seats on the…

12 years ago

Using Religious, Philosophical and Political Views to Excuse Bullying

Republicans in Tennessee say anti-bullying exceptions should be made on the basis of religious, philosophical and political beliefs

12 years ago

Wall Street, Meet Seven Mountains Dominionism

In an Aliens vs Predators type moment, Seven Mountain Dominionist Lance Wallnau wants to bring "kingdom principles" to Satan's Wall…

12 years ago

The Rise of American Fundamentalism 2004-2005

President George W. Bush, toward the end of his first term and into his second, continued to push a theocratic…

12 years ago

Ralph Reed Wants You to Believe Evangelical Vote is a Myth

Ralph Reed, who was so instrumental in the Religious Right's takeover of the GOP, now wants you to believe that…

12 years ago

Republicans Hang a Whites Only Sign on America

Republicans have adopted the old definition that says an American is white, and have added the stipulation that one must…

12 years ago

Why Winning a Caucus in Iowa is a Loss Nationally

With the Iowa Caucus upon us we can see that the GOP has become trapped by its own extreme narrative,…

12 years ago

The Dirty Thirty Year End Edition

The Dirty Thirty Year-End edition is a recap of legislation, local, state and federal, the GOP is using to destroy…

12 years ago