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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[...]

November 19th, 2021 - 1:18 am § in America, Christianity, Politics, Racism

Seattle activist behind attacks on “critical race theory”

The tsunami of rightwing attacks against “critical race theory” didn’t come from nowhere, or happen by spontaneous combustion. It’s the brainchild of a very smart conservative activist named Christopher Rufo, who has Seattle connections. Rufo, 37, a California native, graduat[...]

October 20th, 2021 - 2:38 pm § in Christianity, Health, Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What to make of Rolovich’s strange choice of a lawyer

Former WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich, fired Monday for not complying with the state’s vaccination mandate, intends to sue the university and “all parties responsible for” his termination, his lawyer announced in a press release on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (read story her[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

‘Tis the season to be silly, la-la-la

Politics ought to be about seriously debating important public issues. It’s not. Republicans, it seems, debate nothing and lie about everything. And a lot of what they want wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, be debatable anyway. For example, they want to use public schools to indoctrinate kid[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 9:59 am § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Jews, Politics, Religion

What an atheist Jew thinks of Christians

Specifically, members of Congress who think they’re Christians. Immediately, eyes roll, and people look the other way. Christians in Congress? Congress a Christian institution? Gotta be kidding! Congress is a mosh pit. So, Noah Berlatsky, the Jewish atheist, is a freelance writer trying to slo[...]