The relentlessly grim James Dobson has a spring in his step today and a song in his heart. The hopelessly dour Richard Land is sipping eggnog and humming the Hallelujah Chorus. Chuck Colson is doing a little end-zone victory dance.
No, it's not a sudden burst of the Christmas spirit infecting these hard-line Religious Right Scrooges. It's the news that Rich Cizik has been forced out as vice president for governmental affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Read more
Will President Bush be judged as one of America's best presidents or one of the worst?
Polls show he's deeply unpopular with the American people, but his partisan allies in the Religious Right are standing firm that he will go down in history as a favorite. Read more
Yesterday I received an e-mail from the Rev. Donald Wildmon's American Family Association advertising a new DVD titled "Speechless: Silencing the Christians."
"Facing rising persecution and discrimination, many Christians feel hopeless, uncertain what to do," reads the promotional copy. The e-mail promises that I will learn "how you can be prepared if you feel the pressure to be silenced for your faith." Read more
Fox News talk-show host Bill O'Reilly seems to be channeling his anger in the wrong direction yet again.
In an op-ed in The Washington Times today (and on his show), O'Reilly slams Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire for "allowing" an atheist group to post a Winter Solstice display next to a Christmas tree and a Nativity scene in the state's capitol building. Read more
The more you learn about California's Proposition 8, the more it raises church-state concerns.
When well-funded sectarian allies manipulate the democratic process to take away the civil rights of a small minority of Americans, fundamental constitutional safeguards are gravely jeopardized. Conservative religious forces wanted to write their theological viewpoint about marriage into civil law, and they didn't mind trampling on the rights of same-sex couples in the process. Read more
Just last week I blogged about how allowing religious indoctrination in an Oklahoma public school destroyed a community with hatred and violence back in 1981.
I wrote that since then, many people had learned from our country's mistakes and resolved not to make these same mistakes in the future. Read more
The Religious Right's annual whine-fest about the "War on Christmas" is coming along right on schedule. James Dobson has issued his list of "naughty and nice" retailers, and Donald Wildmon is doing land-office business selling in-your-face buttons and stickers criticizing anyone who fails to say "Merry Christmas" (a nice move during the season of peace). Read more