Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

May 2nd, 2023 - 12:07 pm § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

Pence claims being trans infringes on religious freedom

Republicans have long claimed to be defenders of freedom, but WTF? Banning books, free speech, and rainbows? And an entire group of people? “Republicans have frequently cited the idea of freedom … to support arguments against gender-affirming policies,” The Hill noted on Tuesday, M[...]

April 14th, 2023 - 9:56 am § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

What Rep. Greene thinks of traitors

Read story and see replies here. And avoid driving through her Georgia district; go around instead. The people who elected her are just as crazy as she is, and you won’t be safe there. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 12:34 pm § in Politics, Religion

Parishioners bail on church leaders who refused to condemn Jan. 6 riot

The leaders of a North Carolina church refused to say the Capitol riot was wrong, and parishioners are walking out. As Raw Story reported here, “Asked by the church elders to provide a statement on the riot, Pastor Jay Thomas, wrote ” … the details of the election, how to interpret[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 6:36 pm § in Politics, Religion

Christian nationalists aren’t Christians

We have free speech in America, and people can call themselves whatever they like. But facts are facts, and calling yourself a “Christian” doesn’t make you one. Many self-described “Christians” aren’t real Christians, especially those immersed in rightwing politic[...]

March 14th, 2023 - 7:26 pm § in Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

Compendium of Awful Republicans for Tuesday, 3/14/23

I’m not saying there aren’t bad Democrats. It’s just a lot easier to find bad Republicans; there’s a lot more of them. South Carolina GOP legislators introduced a bill to impose the death penalty on women who have abortions (story here). They’ll probably kill some women[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 12:00 pm § in America, Politics, Religion, Republicans

GOP legislator’s anti-LGBQT hate tax

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (the gunman in the photo below; read his bio here), a former preacher-man, is a hater. He was elected by country hicks in northeast Texas (details here and here). The product of a Baptist bible college, he wants the state to kill doctors who perform abortions, and wome[...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 5:59 pm § in Religion, Republicans

DeSantis wages religious war against Disney

For half a century, Disney managed its sprawling Florida properties through an entity called “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Last year, Disney got into a pissing match with Gov. DeSantis over the latter’s bigoted, discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” bill, so the GO[...]

January 23rd, 2023 - 10:04 pm § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

Why Pence won’t be president

Although he’s something of a Jan. 6 hero in some people’s eyes (actually, he only refused to be a coup lotter), Mike Pence is what he’s always been: A religious right conservative. Televangelist John Hagee (photo, left; profile here) is one of the most repulsive figures of the reli[...]

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.┬áBut there’s a bigger re[...]

December 17th, 2022 - 7:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Should this teacher be fired?

Vivian Geraghty was an English teacher at a Masillon, Ohio, middle school. The school adopted a new policy requiring teachers to address students by their preferred pronouns. NBC News says (here), “About a week before she resigned, two of Geraghty’s students requested that she use names [...]