A Parable Comes to Life in Washington DC, Elizabeth Warren Edition

By: Saturday December 13, 2014 10:00 am

There are a lot of members of Congress who say they love a certain old storyteller, but after watching them at work these last few days, they sure don’t act like they love him — or hist stories.

 

Greed Is a False God

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 6:40 pm

Greed is not a path to prosperity. It is a path to corruption, exploitation, enslavement and chaos.

Like a Beverly: The Weight

By: Friday December 27, 2013 3:26 pm

The plane touched down shortly before midnight.  Or maybe it was a little after 11pm? I’m not sure– I was exhausted and everything felt blurry after my 20 minute cat nap on my 60 minute flight.

All that aside, I was in Atlanta!

FDL Movie Night: Discussing the Reason for the Season

By: Monday December 23, 2013 4:59 pm

Tonight we’re discussing what’s known as the reason for the season: The virgin birth of Jesus in the manger at Bethlehem, the star in the east, the three wise men, the flight into Egypt…and hopefully we can get all the way through how Jesus got to be so darn popular.

Tripp Palin Would Make Perfect Chick-fil-A Spokesperson.

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 6:14 pm

With his pedigree and language skills, the adorable, yet poorly disciplined tot would be the perfect replacement for the Muppets who have stepped away from their gig as Chick-fil-A spokespmodels in light of the corporate fowl fryer’s ‘tude.

Trolling Jesus

By: Friday April 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Yet another social conservative hiding behind Jesus’ robes to ennoble meanness and bigotry.

Silent Day

By: Sunday December 25, 2011 9:30 am

I bet the Earth and all its critters love Christmas day. Not the religious part, particularly. But, with due respect for those of us who follow different paths, Christmas is pretty close to an international holiday. And that means as we emerge into the sun on Christmas day, the place is quieter than any other day of the year. You can almost hear the planet sigh.

Phony Christian “Values Voters” Event Turns Into Free Range Gay Bashing and Hypocrisy

By: Monday October 10, 2011 7:20 am

Thanks to last weekend’s “Values Voters” Summit, I am learning that I am not an ordinary gay American. Apparently I am Darth Vader: evil, out to destroy the Republic, and a threat to public health.

Veal Pen Preachers and Conservative Idolatry of Teh Market is an Ugly Combination

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 9:00 am

Gosh — preachers who have no problem railing about marriage equality and racial issues suddenly fall mute when they ponder preaching about the current economic mess. Can you say “Veal Pen Preacher”? Sure you can . . .

Add in a duplicitous visiting scholar from the Heritage Foundation who thinks Jesus preached predatory capitalism as the way of salvation, and you’ve got a nasty combination.

Whatever your thoughts on religion, that combination is truly toxic.

A Texas Minister Asks Jesus about Attending Governor Perry’s Day of Prayer & Fasting

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 7:00 pm

Governor Perry is making this into a national spectacular. He is inviting Governors from every state to come fast and pray. Shoot it to me straight Jesus. Should I take part?”

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