Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow’s Lovesac Letter from Ferguson Jail

My Most Darling Mrs. Pillow, Your Brylcreem hubby here! While confined in this dank Ferguson jail cell following devout and bare-skinned acts of ministry in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it occurs to me that I probably won’t make it back to Cubic Zirconium Cathedral in time for the Sunday evening […]

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Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Lives Inside Me

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Pastor Pillow Talks! is now an e-book! … “Pastor Pillow here!” That’s how the “Christian Right Weekly Round-Up” usually begins. However, this week, Pastor Pillow is taking a break and hanging out in The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. Even though Pastor Pillow wants you to believe he only […]

An Open Letter to Pope Francis

Your Holiness: Please, allow me to begin by presenting myself as a not particularly perfect Catholic.  Simul Justus et Peccator and all (that jazz). Beyond that, my journey to Rome has been an interesting one, to be sure. It began with a call to the faith, in universum, from Billy Graham.  There I sat before […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Billy, Beards, Beaks and Booby Traps

Roundabout 3,000 years ago, several Egyptian priests gathered at the local Nilotic zinc bar and had a conversation that went something like this: Ahmose:  We have a problem. Her-uben:  I know, I know. Khu:  We’re very close to figuring out precisely where the sunrise will hit our proposed colonnade for the Temple of Karnak on […]

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.  […]