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Usury and the Congress: An Atheist is the Most Biblical of All

Number of passages in the Bible condemning the practice of usury: 5

Percent of members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus who are cosponsors of H.R. 1640, a bill “to amend the Truth in Lending Act to protect consumers from usury”: 0%

Percent of avowed atheists in the United States Congress who have cosponsored H.R. 1640: [...]

AIG Spends Taxpayers' $100 Million to Retain Goofball Executives? No Surprise.

In order for insurance giant AIG to survive the consequences of its habit of speculative investment guaranteed by money it didn’t have, topped by investment insurance policies AIG couldn’t cover, the federal government has bailed out the monstrously big corporation to the tune of $170 Billion.

Remember when we all complained because we thought the [...]

New England Morality

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. [...]

Why Obama's Rick Warren Homophobic Slap Matters To Heteros

Barack Obama’s slap in the face to homosexual couples in America is an indicator of the way we can expect the Obama White House to treat unpopular minorities who don’t have political power. Instead of protecting them, he will join with those who persecute them. [...]

Sharing Fundamentalism: A Purpose-Driven Assassination

What kind of moral values does this Inaugural Pastor Rick Warren invoke when he’s not invocating? December 4, 2008:

Sean Hannity: Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, wants to wipe Israel off the map, is seeking nuclear weapons.

Rick Warren: Yes.

Sean Hannity: I think we need to take him out.

Rick Warren: Yes.

Sean Hannity: Am [...]

Impunity on Torture! Bush Admits “I Approved,” Nation Gasps at Sprint Customer Service

Your president has just admitted to the federal felony crime of conspiracy to commit torture… and you’re upset that a Sprint service representative referred to a customer as “nucking futz.”

Please understand that I’m referring to “you” in the collective, national sense. I know that you personally care about the issue of American torture from [...]