Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Addresses the Joint Chiefs

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! It’s not every day a man of the cloth is invited to address the Joint Chiefs of Staff. So to begin, I want this august body to know that Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries is always here to serve Uncle Sam, Adam Smith and Lady Liberty. I wouldn’t call that the American […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: God Calls Down to Bullpen for Worldwide Flood

Once upon a time, Christians were indeed persecuted for their beliefs. While scholars now claim that there has been a great bit of mythmaking with respect to Saturday afternoon Coliseum matinees of Christians being thrown to the lions, no one doubts that there was a time in the Roman Empire when the likes of Galerius […]