Modern-day Pharisees Try to Claim the Mantle of Jesus

By: Saturday October 9, 2010 9:00 am

Bryan Fischer, the director of Issue Analysis and Public Policy at the American Family Association, proudly smites Gene Cranick (the man whose house burned down while firefighters stood by watching, because he had not paid $75 for fire protection), and then is astonished that even conservatives would challenge his twisted religious justifications. Maybe Fischer ought to read some more of his Bible, because right now, he sounds less like Jesus and more like the Pharisees with whom Jesus often clashed. Them, and Ayn Rand.

 

Glenn Beck’s Sheep

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 9:30 am

Glenn Beck’s various endeavors are so superficial and insincere it’s difficult to understand those who fall for his scams. America, of course, has a long tradition of hucksterism. We are a credulous folk, ready to believe in any old snake oil despite the fact that they always fail.

Late Night: Altar-ed States, Pastors and Pot

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 8:00 pm

While one Colorado clergyman is fighting his arrest for possession of pot (claiming his status as clergy in the Ministry of THC allows for sacramental reefer use), a pastor in California is up in arms over the NAACP’s support of the November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Can Religion Enhance Progressive Politics?

By: Saturday July 11, 2009 4:10 pm

“After the November 2004 Presidential election I was deeply disturbed that America had put the Bush Administration back in office. I began to feel a call to enter the public debate on spirituality and morals more explicitly as a Preacher of Liberal Religion.”

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