Muslims Protect Christians After Islamist Militants Attack Bus In Kenya

The conservative media has been banging the drums of paranoia and Islamophobia with renewed vigor since the attacks in Paris and California. They have conjured up the ghosts of 9/11, and GOP candidates like Donald Trump have also embraced hatred toward Muslims as part of their political ambitions. Here in the United States, some people […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Places Sunday School Teacher on Administrative Leave

Hear, O, Wheaton College! … Good morning, class! I’m Pastor Pillow! That’s right, little Bobby. I’m your spiritual shepherd! What does that mean? It means I’m the person your mommy and daddy write big checks to every week to maintain their platinum-level parish membership. Actually, my official title is Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries Chief Pastoral […]

Parental Freakout Over Islam In World Geography Class Causes Augusta County, VA Schools To Close

Periodically, I go back to read the local news on The Daily News Leader, the website for the paper I grew up reading. Nearly 15 years ago, I packed up my stuff and left Augusta County, Virginia – and haven’t been back since 2004. The Shenandoah Valley area is where I was born and raised, […]

Dear Muslim World: Let Me Apologize for Donald Trump and the Republican Party

Words cannot express how ashamed I am that someone like Donald Trump has managed to rise to the level of presidential frontrunner for one of our nation’s two largest political parties. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m embarrassed of a good portion of this country right now. The sad thing is, those particular […]

An Open Letter to the World Regarding Donald Trump (p.s. Don’t Put off Tomorrow…)

Dear Planet Earth Beyond the Borders of the Fruited Plain: You are probably struggling to identify where Uncle Sam’s penchant for reality TV and WrestleMania begins and its Republican Presidential Candidate policies end. Sorry, most of the time, no obvious line separates the twain: Mike “Gaza Gunpoint” Huckabee jumps off the top rope and clotheslines […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Keeps the Syrians Away from Baby Jesus

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! First, bless you for your interest in auditioning for this season’s Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries Live Nativity, which, as ever, features live camels and livestock—donkeys, sheep, goats, even a family of wandering hyrax—plus a laid-off construction worker and teen mother, and of course our original Frederick Hart acrylic manger.  (Not to […]

Ben Carson Warns About United States Accepting Refugees After Paris Attacks

Yesterday, over 120 people were killed in Paris by ISIS. While the rest of the world expressed sorrow and horror in reacting to this tragedy, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson made it a point to harness it for his own political agenda. Bear in mind this is the same guy who has claimed he was OK with shooting down […]

Ben Carson Calls Islam Intolerant, Belongs To A Very Intolerant Religion Himself

As the Donald Trump clown show slowly begins to exhibit signs of having peaked, Republicans have been busy trying to find the “serious” candidate they can rally support around. For a little while after the second GOP debate, it looked like Carly Fiorina would be that candidate. However, after her business record and her refusal […]

In Texas, Farmersville Residents See Muslim Cemetery As An Invasion Plot

First it was the Jade Helm conspiracy nonsense where Texans thought President Obama was planning to invade the state, seize their guns, and put so-called “patriots” in FEMA concentration camps. Now, residents of the small town of Farmersville, Texas have their own invasion conspiracy going on, and it involves Muslims. (Wait, isn’t the fear of […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow’s Vacation Bible School Concentration Camp Wonderland

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Yes, that’s me! The one and only famed Chief Pastoral Officer of the multi-billion-dollar global faith enterprise we like to call Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries. Why, if there’s a fleck of heavenly emerald or sardonyx out there waiting to be hoarded, we just focus our little mustard seeds of faith and […]