Hypocrite Bobby Jindal is Threatening to Arrest People who Use Religion to Justify Hatred

Our First Amendment is sometimes a tricky thing, the two biggest caveats obviously being freedom of speech and freedom of religion. In fact, those two aspects of our First Amendment often intertwine. The trick to the “freedom of…” is that for the most part you don’t get to pick and choose who enjoys those freedoms. When you […]

There’s No Difference Between Phil Robertson And The Westboro Baptist Church

Phil Robertson, poster child for right-wing fringe, reality show star, and hater of all things not fundamentalist Christian-y, gave another speech last Friday. Speaking at a prayer breakfast in Vero Beach, Florida, Robertson created a hypothetical situation involving the rape of two children, the decapitation of a mother, and the castration of a father. The […]

God Strikes Back At The Westboro Baptist Church, And You Can Help (Video)

God is good, and he keeps proving it on a regular basis. Now, that line may look wrong to some people, for various reasons. “Jason, aren’t you an agnostic?” Yes I am, despite being baptized into the Episcopal church and being confirmed in my younger days. I have since thought my way out of it […]

Radical Gun Activists and the Westboro Baptist Church Have More in Common Than You Might Think

On the surface, radical gun activists (commonly referred to as gun nuts) and Westboro Baptist Church members might not seem to have a whole lot in common.  Gun activists are fairly clear with what they want (more guns – everywhere) whereas the Westboro Baptist Church focuses on an irrational hatred and fear of homosexuality (among other things). […]

Why In The World Does The American Left Give Hamas A Free Pass?

Since the outbreak of the newest episode of violence between Israel and Hamas, I’ve been getting a lot of grief from some people who somehow expect me to take the side against Israel that a lot of the left has as well. I’m sorry, but I obviously didn’t get the memo that just because my […]

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 […]

Rising above Hate: Learning from Fred Phelps

It was announced early Thursday morning that Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist “Church,” had died. According to a post on Facebook by his estranged son Nate this past weekend, the elder Phelps had been in very poor health for some time. Rumors circulated, and were later confirmed, that Fred Phelps had been excommunicated […]

Fred Phelps, A Gay Icon?

As I sit here typing this story, Fred Phelps is in a hospice bed with probably just a few days left on this earth. A lot of people have discussed whether or not it would be poetic justice to show up at his funeral with signs and harass the family in a way similar to […]

Should We Celebrate Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps’ Death?

The Westboro Baptist Church is quite possibly the most hateful, disgusting, pathetic grouping of bottom-feeding parasites I’ve ever witnessed.  They are the epitome of what a “hate group” is.  They’re vile, wretched and I’ve always said that while I never wish ill on anyone – if something horrific happened to these people, I wouldn’t feel […]

If You Think YOU Loathe the Westboro Baptist Church, Then You Should Read This

Hate is a word I try not to use often.  It’s just such an absolute definitive word to describe feelings that, as someone who tries to be a decent person as often as I can, I simply attempt to avoid using. But not today—I hate the Westboro Baptist Church and all the vile, deplorable, disgusting, […]