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A Southern Pastor: Saying Merry Christmas

A Southern Pastor: Saying Merry Christmas

First of all, there has never been a demand to do away with “Merry Christmas.” It is simplistic and uninformed to make such a claim. And President Obama never asked anyone not to say “Merry Christmas,” in fact, he often said it himself. Secondly, any attempt by the sitting administration to cause division by stating […]

Hypocritical ‘Values Voters’ Don’t Care If Trump Groped Women (TWEET)

Hypocritical ‘Values Voters’ Don’t Care If Trump Groped Women (TWEET)

One of the most disheartening moments of the 2016 campaign came when the infamous “Access Hollywood” tapes came out, and the religious right still continued to bow down to Donald Trump. On paper, the Trump campaign should have been finished once we learned Trump had been caught on tape declaring that he could treat women […]

Tony Perkins Gives A Nazi Enabler The Floor At Values Voter Summit (VIDEO)

Tony Perkins Gives A Nazi Enabler The Floor At Values Voter Summit (VIDEO)

The 2017 Values Voter Summit drew to a close on Saturday. This year’s edition, as in years past, was full to the brim with wingnuttery. We saw Donald Trump loudly proclaiming his fealty to Judeo-Christian values, even though he himself doesn’t even begin to uphold them. Hours later, Roy Moore openly called for the Supreme […]

Delusional Fundie Thinks Liberals Actually WANT Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Delusional Fundie Thinks Liberals Actually WANT Gun Violence (VIDEO)

The days since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd watching a concert on the Las Vegas Strip have seen what has become an all-too-familiar routine in the aftermath of mass shootings. Literally within hours of the carnage’s end, Alex Jones and other conspiracy theory peddlers claimed the whole thing was a false flag intended […]

RWNJ Pastors Call Vegas Bloodbath A Warning From God (VIDEOS)

RWNJ Pastors Call Vegas Bloodbath A Warning From God (VIDEOS)

Lately, whenever a mass shooting occurs, two things are as certain as death and taxes are in more peaceful times. You get conspiracy theorists claiming that the shooting was a false flag, and you also get Christianist pastors saying that bloodbaths like this are a sign of God’s wrath. Like clockwork, both occurred in record […]

Christian Pollster Peddles Alternative Facts About Trump’s Faith (AUDIO)

Christian Pollster Peddles Alternative Facts About Trump’s Faith (AUDIO)

The religious right latched onto Donald Trump in part because he made clucking noises about social issues that they liked. In return, the nation’s so-called moral guardians stood by him after the “Access Hollywood” tapes came up. Without that, Trump would have been finished. Well, Trump has repaid that massive political debt several times over. […]

A Southern Pastor: Letting Go Of What Enslaves You

A Southern Pastor: Letting Go Of What Enslaves You

What are you a slave to? My sermon from September 10, 2017. based on: Exodus 12:1-14 First Passover 12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 “This month will be the first month; it will be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell the whole Israelite community: On the tenth day of this […]

RWNJ Pastor: Pushing God ‘Out Of Our Life’ Causes Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor: Pushing God ‘Out Of Our Life’ Causes Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria ravishing the United States and Caribbean, we’ve seen a number of pastors revert to what has become a very disturbing tradition–claiming that these and other natural disasters are the result of sin. Never mind that whenever they spew this bilge and word gets out about it, […]

This So-Called ‘Prophet’ Was Actually A Pervert (VIDEO)

This So-Called ‘Prophet’ Was Actually A Pervert (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that the religious right has bowed down to Donald Trump. It’s also no secret that the nation’s so-called moral guardians have convinced many of their followers to join them in doing so, often by bullying them. After all, well over 70 percent of white evangelicals approve of Trump’s performance–more than double what […]

Trump Spiritual Adviser Regrets Warning Us That Opposing Trump Means Opposing God (TWEET)

Trump Spiritual Adviser Regrets Warning Us That Opposing Trump Means Opposing God (TWEET)

Almost from the time Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election was beyond doubt, the religious right has been warning us against opposing him. Their explanation? Any opposition to Trump is being driven by witchcraft, demons, and the devil himself. For that reason, if we oppose Trump, we oppose God’s plan for America–and we’re […]

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

Earlier in the week, hard-right pastors Rick Joyner and Jim Bakker became the latest to blame a national tragedy on abortion and marriage equality. They suggested that Hurricane Harvey dumped gallons of rain on Houston not because of climate change, but because its gay-friendly reputation left it up to its eyeballs in “sin and wickedness.” […]

RWNJ Pastor To Christian Critics Of Trump: ‘Oh, Shut Up!’ (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor To Christian Critics Of Trump: ‘Oh, Shut Up!’ (VIDEO)

Ever since Donald Trump’s upset victory, the religious right has gone overtime warning the nation against speaking out against him. Their explanation? Trump is carrying out God’s plan for this country, and those opposing him are being driven by witchcraft, demons, and the devil himself. So therefore, if you stand against Trump, you’re standing against God […]

Jim Bakker And Rick Joyner Say ‘Sin And Wickedness’ Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Jim Bakker And Rick Joyner Say ‘Sin And Wickedness’ Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Days after the September 11 attacks, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson claimed the planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because of abortion and gays. They were deservedly sliced, diced, and julienned from all sides. However, the fundie fringe apparently didn’t take the hint. Ever since then, almost like clockwork, whenever disaster […]

Trump-Worshiping Pastor: Attack Me And You’ll Answer To God (VIDEO)

Trump-Worshiping Pastor: Attack Me And You’ll Answer To God (VIDEO)

As of Labor Day weekend, Donald Trump’s average approval rating, as calculated by FiveThirtyEight, stands at 37.5 percent. At risk of sounding like a broken record, this is the lowest approval rating on record for a newly-elected president at this stage in his presidency. But, again at risk of sounding like a broken record, the biggest […]

Trump-Worshiping Pastors Want To Create Fake News For Their Messiah (VIDEO)

Trump-Worshiping Pastors Want To Create Fake News For Their Messiah (VIDEO)

As we know by now, the Donald Trump administration has ramped its war on the media into Defcon 1. But one collection of Trump’s most ardent supporters has had it at that level for some time–the religious right. Almost from the moment of Trump’s upset victory, they have been warning us against daring to speak […]

Roland Martin Politely Reminds Trump’s Spiritual Adviser About The Bible (VIDEOS)

Roland Martin Politely Reminds Trump’s Spiritual Adviser About The Bible (VIDEOS)

For some time, the religious right has been mounting a ham-handed bullying campaign to warn white evangelicals against joining the resistance to Donald Trump. Their explanation? Those who oppose Trump are supposedly being driven by witchcraft, demons, and the devil himself to oppose God’s plan for America. Therefore, opposing Trump not only risks your salvation, […]

Trump Spiritual Adviser Warns Against Opposing Trump, Explains That We’re Opposing God Himself (VIDEO)

Trump Spiritual Adviser Warns Against Opposing Trump, Explains That We’re Opposing God Himself (VIDEO)

As of Monday afternoon, Donald Trump’s average approval rating, as calculated by FiveThirtyEight, is 37.2 percent–easily the lowest on record for a newly-elected president at this stage in his presidency. But as bad as these numbers are, there’s ample evidence that they’re heavily inflated. After all, the biggest reason Trump’s approval ratings are even that […]

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

Our scripture this morning for church was from Genesis 45, where we read about Joseph’s reaction toward his brothers when they approached him in Egypt to ask for food. It is important to remember that these are the very brothers who earlier had sold Joseph into slavery. My sermon can be heard in it’s entirety by clicking […]

Trump-Worshiping Pastor Continues To Bow To His ‘Savior’ (VIDEO)

Trump-Worshiping Pastor Continues To Bow To His ‘Savior’ (VIDEO)

A number of my fellow left-leaning charismatic and pentecostal friends suspect that Donald Trump is being used by God–just not in the way that the religious right would have us believe. They think he’s being used to reveal where these so-called moral guardians really stand–and that they’ve made social issues a golden calf. Now we […]

A Southern Pastor: Use Your Words

A Southern Pastor: Use Your Words

Romans 14:19       So let’s strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up. As I sit here in my safe home far away in Arkansas, and I watch these events play out where people are attacked, and even dying, I feel horrible, sick. Who are we? When […]