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 […]

An Open Letter and Challenge to Ken Ham, Creationist (Not So) Extraordinaire

Dear Mr. Ham: You see, there’s this book. Sound familiar? Yes, and it is in fact called the Bible. And whether one calls it the Inspired Word of God or an anthology of fairy tales, it is the most fascinating and complex book ever composed. I love it dearly, despite how you abuse it.  In […]

What the Hell is Christian Fundamentalism?

“When you say ‘radical right’ today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.” Barry Goldwater Washington Post, July 1994   If […]

The Bible, Rated X: Stop Pointing Your Rod at Me

Article IV in a Series About a Book so Important They Called it “The Book” Click here for Article I, Article II and Article III. Thus far in the series we have covered everything from Mr. Jefferson’s Deism to King Solomon’s euphemisms for adventures in coitus: “I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey” (Song […]

The Bible, Rated X: Mr. Jefferson, 666 and Biblical Bosoms

Article II in a Series About a Book so Important They Called it “The Book” Welcome back to The Bible: Rated X! This week we’re tackling the Founding Fathers, the Antichrist and Solomonic T&A. To pick up where we left off in Article I, the Bible is the most quoted yet least understood text in […]