Conservative Christians across the country continue to insist with some regularity that disastrous weather events like hurricanes and tornados are evidence of “God’s Judgment” for “sins” like homosexuality: What does yesterday’s disastrous weather event tell us about the direction of God’s judgment, then? News Item: Destructive
Visitor Frank, rejecting empirical evidence that Republican congressional districts aren’t better off than Democratic districts, has recently declared that he doesn’t need to waste his time on evaluating the available facts. Instead, he has decided to try posing a different question: “on the matter ot
It’s the day after the 2014 congressional elections, and the Republicans have trounced the Democrats. What does this mean for America? If a group of Mississippi Republicans has its way, it means African-Americans back in chains, and compulsory Christian worship for everybody. A few weeks
One thing becomes quickly clear upon looking at this year’s U.S. Senate race in Mississippi: Voters won’t have anything but conservative candidates to choose from. There are two conservative candidates in the Republican primary, incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. One of them will
States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%).
Yesterday, the Republican governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas orchestrated an official Day of Prayer to stop the onslaught of the offshore oil spill from the site of the wrecked BP Deepwater Horizon. Five official declarations called for coordinated intercessory prayer to stop
When a minor F0 tornado hit a church where gay rights activists had met last summer, Baptist preacher John Piper promptly wrote a 625-word essay explaining to his followers how the tornado was the expression of God’s wrath against gay people. Piper declared that “Jesus
On the 4th of July, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi urges us to go back, and then carry forward for those who have gone before us.
These traditions don’t hold, as the Southern Baptists do, that moral status is a simple, all or nothing thing of purity or damnation. They teach a more practical morality that takes context into account.