Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow, Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell, Jr. Walk Into a Bar Mitzvah

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Jerry, Jr., Franklin. Franklin, Jerry, Jr. I can hardly believe this is the first time the three of us have met—though of course I knew your fathers well. Sorry, Franklin, don’t want to bury your dad alongside Jerry, Sr., quite yet. But even I’ve got to admit that Billy would probably […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Fleeces a Departed Soul

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Today, we are gathered to commemorate and lift on high to the Lord the life of Larry, the Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries worship band flugelhorner.  I see Charles Bodeloder waving way up high in the third mezzanine—no intention to offend, Chuck!  Let me rephrase:  Larry was ‘second chair’ flugelhorn in the […]

Franklin Graham Tells Muslims ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’

Franklin Graham, the influential Evangelical Culture Warrior and self-proclaimed heir to Billy Graham’s legacy told Muslims to “go back to where you came from.” Literally. Franklin is the de facto head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well as Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit charity and disaster relief organization that he makes bank from. And […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Dem Westboro Bones, From Russia with Franklin Graham’s Love

Pastor Pillow here! Dem bones, dem bones, dem gay bones / Dem bones, dem bones, dem straight bones Please turn in your hymnals to No. 319. Fred Phelps, he of the Westboro Baptist Hate Community, is dead. It is the most celebrated death in the world of religion since Pope John Paul II left our […]

Billy Lives!: An Open Letter to Frank Schaeffer

A Response to “‘Tea Party Kills Billy Graham’—A True Headline You Won’t be Reading” Dear Mr. Schaeffer: As you can recall better than I, things were simpler in 1976.  Or at least there were fewer channels then.  Just as the Toronto Blue Jays were hatching, punk rock was being birthed with The Ramones’ debut album.  […]