Today is Independence Day in the United States, and while many people treat Independence Day as a historical commemoration of the Revolutionary War, it is not. Independence Day marks the signing of a piece of paper on July 4, 1776 and invites us to consider the ideas animating that paper. Some of those ideas are […]
The American Family Association, a media company that uses Christian branding to sell its products a fundamentalist Christian organization, has declared a boycott against PetSmart this holiday season. Why?
“AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the […]
The autocomplete feature of Google describes the most common searches containing a phrase. The most common searches about Thanksgiving Day, being thankful, being grateful (and their negations) give us a bit of a glimpse into the cultural concerns we give about Thanksgiving. Here are the Google autocomplete results about Thanksgiving Day that appeared on Thanksgiving […]
Will half of all gay and bisexual men in the USA really be HIV-positive by age 50?
This is what I was told today in a message from Christian evangelist Peter LaBarbera, who was passing on another message from another Christian Evangelist Stephen Black, who was in turn referring to a wages-of-sin-is-death WorldNetDaily article by […]
I’m using the power of the Internet to shame these violent people who believe that people who don’t share their Christian religion deserve to be exiled, attacked, and killed. It’s time to call out these bigots who are threatening violence against Amanda Scott. […]
Today Christian shares “93 Words That Will Bring An Atheist To Their Knees!“:
I pray today that you would touch the heart of my friend who does not acknowledge your existence.
Let the spirit of pride, doubt and unbelief leave their minds. Let their hearts be tender to the words that would be […]
My answer to the Facebook meme.
Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians already believe? From a marketing point of view, what […]
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is warning America that radical Muslims are trying to enshrine their religious values in American government. Making claims about the Council on American Islamic Relations in a speech to Congress last year:
“At some point, we have to learn that there are people who want to do away with our Constitution […]
Like the Rev. Irwin Baxter, Pastor John Hagee just can’t stay away from the Christian End Times. In 1999, Hagee was quoted in the Washington Times (“End-times believers hedge apocalypse bets; Dramatic forecasts now hard to find,” Larry Witham, 12/9/99) as saying that “we are obviously in the last days.” In his high-selling 1999 book […]
Back in 1991, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing EndTime magazine. That was 23 years ago. In 1997, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing his EndTime Magazine online at endtime.com, spreading the news of “his soon return.” That was 17 years ago, when he wrote:
Every 2,000 years there is a major event in the plan […]