The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

The Grand Ole Lies

The Republican presidential contenders this year each ran on anti-gay platforms, believing this would help give them the votes they desire.  Out of all the hopefuls, Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination.  He has donated money to pro-reparative therapy group Massachusetts Family Institute, as...

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

Marriage Equality For All, and The Politicians Who Wash Their Records With It

Fear, hatred, and religious dogma… It amazes me that this far into the civilized human condition we are still debating whether or not some of us deserve to have rights that most of us enjoy.  In America there is a distinct hatred for the GLBT...

Shit Christians Say

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The Kids Aren’t Alright: The Next Generation of the Christian Right

Meg Butler On the small burgundy shag pulpit at the front of the Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana, several toddlers stand in line, waiting for their turn to speak into the mike. Up next is a blonde little boy, “aw”-inducingly cute in his navy...

Spirituality: The New Religion for the New Age

  By DG Mattichak Jr Only fifty years ago spirituality in the West was Christian. The vast majority of us thought of ourselves as Christian and attended church regularly. Up until that time Western concepts of spiritual revolved around saving your soul through living a good...

The President Who Doesn’t Pray: Imagining America’s First Atheist Leader

The lights are hot and bright on the stage as the contenders for the Republican nominee line up behind their podiums for another debate, perhaps the final one before a candidate is chosen to take on Barack Obama this November. The back drop is...

The Christian Reich

Christianity began as a truly benevolent and heartfelt religion based on charity, love, and acceptance.   Jesus himself, as portrayed in the Bible at least, was the epitome of all of these things.  He was almost enamored by the outcasts of society and shunned...