Late Night: Kelly Carlin, Coming Out of The Abortion Closet

By: Monday May 19, 2014 8:00 pm

“I’m outing myself here, I’m outing myself in my (forthcoming) book. I had two abortions when I was a teenager. I was a reckless crazy girl… I was really privileged (and) I was lucky. I had parents who had money. I had access to access to a clinic, it was private and it was the way it has been done for rich people forever.”

Carlin describes the personal guilt and shame she has surrounding that period in her life.

 

Damon Linker Misses The Point Entirely On Homophobia

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 9:30 am

It does not matter if the Bible justifies homophobia.

Rick Santorum’s Fantasy About Stewards of the Earth

By: Monday February 20, 2012 6:30 am

On CBS Face the Nation, yesterday, Rick Santorum left CBS’ Bob Schieffer repeatedly incredulous as Santorum gave us what increasingly sounds like his own personal version of Catholic dogma. He’s been hinting that mainline religion in America — read, Protestants — have led America astray, that while President Obama may claim to be a Christian, his governing religion was not based on the Bible. But his remarks on environmental stewardship are equally appalling.

On Worshiping Milton Friedman and Calling Him Jesus

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 9:27 am

From USA Today comes news of a survey by a group of Baylor researchers on the values and beliefs of the American public. The study examines the intersection of personal faith/religious expression and economic beliefs, views on gays and lesbians, spirituality and mental health, and other issues.

What leaped out at me from the USA Today write-up was the confusion that many folks on the conservative end of the religious spectrum have.

They’re worshiping Milton Friedman and calling him Jesus. Sorry, folks, but there is no commandment that reads “Thou shalt pull thyself up by thine own bootstraps.”

Christianitea

By: Saturday November 6, 2010 5:00 pm

The teabaggers approach the Constitution with much the same level of attention and intellectual rigor that the religious right applies to the New Testament.

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