Fundamentalist Christian leaders like John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Stephen Bennett and John Piper have spent years insisting that their God sends tornadoes and hurricanes as divine judgment against gay pride parades, churches that respect gays and lesbians, and governments that let same-sex couples get married.
The contention doesn’t bear up well under empirical scrutiny: the […]
Between 30% and 50% of conceptions (some suggest more) end in spontaneous miscarriage. This results in a far higher number of terminated pregnancies from spontaneous miscarriage than from intentional abortion. Those who believe in full human rights for a fertilized egg and assert an “equally valuable life at 2 cells” must confront this fact. The […]
In 2005, fundamentalist Christians were outgraged at the inauguration of George W. Bush as President. No, they weren’t upset at George W. Bush himself, who was the president most friendly to religious fundamentalism (as long as it was Christian) in memory. But they were mightily upset at the U.S. Secret Service, which issued a letter […]
Yesterday, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in that state.
Where’s the hurricane?
What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families? […]
When some Muslims in some nations staged riots during the 2005-2006 debacle surrounding the publication of images of Mohammed, right-wing politicians used the riots to decry the emergence of “islamofascism” in widely cut-and-pasted opinion pieces around the internet and in print newspapers as well. Right-wing newspaper columnist Cal Thomas delivered a typical judgment:
Jews and […]
It’s not just a one-time thing. It’s a pattern. If the fundamentalists are right about God, then God’s will is pretty clear: God loves same-sex marriage. God hates straights.
If we are to believe the likes of fundamentalist Christian leaders John Hagee and Pat Robertson and Stephen Bennett, God sends weather in judgment of peoples […]