Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

March 13th, 2023 - 4:41 pm § in Business, Christianity, Politics, Republicans

Insurrection senator gave free pass to crooked insurance company

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who raised a clenched-fist salute in solidarity with violent rioters trying to overthrow the 2020 election (photo, left), ignored “a Christian-backed medical insurance company” that was stealing from his constituents when he was Missouri attorney general (read st[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

January 22nd, 2023 - 8:30 pm § in America, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Americans are leaving religion behind

Organized religion in America is grappling with dwindling congregations and church closures (read story here). That’s less than shocking. The old churchgoing generations are dying off, and people who stopped attending during the pandemic have been slow to return. But there’s a bigger re[...]

December 4th, 2022 - 1:32 pm § in Christianity, Politics

Why do we let these people call themselves Christians?

Until his double life was exposed, Thomas Achord (photo below) was headmaster of a Baton Rouge school for “classical Christian education.” Hiding behind a pseudonym, he advocated “Christian nationalism,” a far-right ideology that respects neither democracy nor religious freedom (see [...]

November 13th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Christianity, News Media, Politics, Religion, Republicans

What to do when prayers aren’t answered

Maybe God wants you to try harder, and in a different way. Doug Mastriano was on a Mission From God™ to ensure Trump gets Pennsylvania’s electoral votes in 2024, regardless of what voters want. His rallies resembled religious revivals; people bowed their heads, closed their eyes, raised thei[...]

November 4th, 2022 - 1:33 pm § in America, Christianity, Politics, Religion, Republicans

How the GOP’s theocratic fringe sees America

Doug Mastriano, the GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor, is the tip of the theocratic movement’s political spear for now. He’ll probably be soundly beaten in Tuesday’s election, if polls are believed, and if that happens his future status in the movement is unclear. Americans lov[...]

October 28th, 2022 - 1:18 pm § in Christianity, Democrats, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Can “leftists” be Christians?

Depends on what is meant by “leftists.” Derrick Van Orden, 53, a former Navy SEAL, likely will be elected to Congress from Wisconsin this fall. He’s running for an open seat that leans Republican in current polls; the incumbent, Ron Kind (D-WI), is retiring. Van Orden stirred contr[...]

August 12th, 2022 - 2:13 pm § in Christianity, Politics, Schools & Colleges

School expels 5-year-old orphan for being adopted by gay aunt

Zoey Parker, 5, is an orphan. First her mother died; then her father was killed in a work accident. But Zoey got lucky. Her aunt adopted her. The only trouble is, her aunt is a lesbian, and married another woman; but that’s a big trouble. It got Zoey kicked out of her school. “Her school[...]

May 10th, 2022 - 1:45 am § in Christianity, Politics

GOP campaign tactic: No reporters

They don’t want you to see, hear, or know what they stand for. They just want you to vote for them. And govern you. A CNN reporter says “midterm campaigns, many of them Republican, are widely shutting out local papers, local TV stations and national reporters” from their rallies ([...]

December 16th, 2021 - 8:58 pm § in America, Christianity, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Forcing kids to be born into poverty

The worst states for children are those with the most restrictive abortion laws, CNN says (story here). Most of the 21 states with anti-abortion laws waiting for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade “fall into the bottom half of state rankings on a wide array of measures tracking the well[...]