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A Southern Pastor: What Does It Mean To Be The Church

A Southern Pastor: What Does It Mean To Be The Church

I write a Christian left blog. The site I write for is a far left, radically liberal site called Liberal America. It focuses especially on issues of the marginalized, poverty, corporate greed, bigotry, discrimination, and hypocrisy. It supports itself with Google ads, which often include ads for dating websites, Viagra, and other non-workplace-appropriate elements. Clicking […]

Loony Pastor Preaching Dominionism To Trump’s Cabinet (VIDEO)

Loony Pastor Preaching Dominionism To Trump’s Cabinet (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that the great majority of religious right figures who rallied to Donald Trump rank among some of the most extreme elements in that movement. For instance, his spiritual adviser, Paula White, offered a staggeringly blasphemous invocation in which she prayed for this country to be “a true hope for mankind.” Frank Amedia, a […]

‘Homosexuality Is A Sin’ Pastor John Gray Given Reality Show On Oprah Winfrey Network (VIDEO)

‘Homosexuality Is A Sin’ Pastor John Gray Given Reality Show On Oprah Winfrey Network (VIDEO)

Pastor John Gray has been given his own reality show called ‘The book of John Gray’ on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Gay star news reported the story calling Gray a ‘homophobic hate preacher.’ Pastor Gray openly opposed Obama’s ground breaking same-sex laws in 2012, tweeting this: The Christian President of United States believes something different from the […]

Glenn Beck’s Fake College History Class Is Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck’s Fake College History Class Is Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Do you like American history – especially history in which the Founders never did anything wrong and the American Revolution was fought to free the slaves? History in which the Founders rejected evolution and chose creationism almost a century before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species? If you answered a vacant-eyed “Yes,” then I […]

Alabama Fundies Continued To Support ‘Family Values’ Governor After Affair Revealed (VIDEO)

Alabama Fundies Continued To Support ‘Family Values’ Governor After Affair Revealed (VIDEO)

On Monday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned rather than face certain removal from office and potential prosecution for using state resources to hide his affair with a former staffer. As late as Friday, however, Bentley was adamant that he would not step down. Never mind that the great majority of the most damning evidence against him […]

RWNJ Ex-Chaplain To Katy Perry: You’re ‘Ruled By Satan’ (VIDEOS)

RWNJ Ex-Chaplain To Katy Perry: You’re ‘Ruled By Satan’ (VIDEOS)

To a significant segment of the religious right, pop superstar Katy Perry is a traitor. For those who don’t know, Perry grew up in a very strict Pentecostal background; she only got turned on to secular music when her friends slipped it into her house. It’s part of the reason why a lot of fundie heads […]

Apparently Bachmann Doesn’t Realize That The GOP Already Hired The Anti-Christ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Apparently Bachmann Doesn’t Realize That The GOP Already Hired The Anti-Christ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Remember when Jesus made fun of a disabled person and all of his followers laughed? Neither do we. Michele Bachmann, on the other hand, must have read a different Bible. End Of Days Former representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is a proud Evangelical. She reminded people of that on a recent Bible-banging, Last Days radio show […]

Nutty Christian Pastor: 11 Things To Do If You Don’t Get Raptured (VIDEO)

Nutty Christian Pastor: 11 Things To Do If You Don’t Get Raptured (VIDEO)

Before you close this window, realize I’m not talking about all Christians. This list, however, is pretty crazy. Dr. Dave Williams gives 11 things that Christians should do if the Rapture is happening and God doesn’t take them. 1. Don’t Believe The Media. Yes, of course, the first thing he says is to not believe […]

Buddhists Denounce Trump In An Open Letter Call To Action (VIDEO)

Buddhists Denounce Trump In An Open Letter Call To Action (VIDEO)

In an open letter, more than 100 North American Buddhist leaders issued a “call to action” against President Donald Trump today. Thirteen leading Buddhist teachers wrote the letter, and over 100 additional signatories later signed in support. The text reads, in part: “Buddhism does not align itself with any party or ideology. But when great […]

Non-Christians Having Trouble Finding A Counselor In The South (VIDEO)

Non-Christians Having Trouble Finding A Counselor In The South (VIDEO)

Many people who are not Christians are having trouble finding a counselor or therapist here in the South. There are many counseling centers here that say they are Christian, so it’s kind of hard to feel welcome when you are not a Christian yourself. Leigh Drexler of South Carolina said this about her struggles: “My […]

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Going to school in Harrison County, West Virginia, can be a great experience full of hope and a bright outlook for the future. The only catch is that you need to make sure you live in the right area. You should also be okay with prayers in schools despite the law. Finally, you should probably […]

Why I Admire ‘The Most Hated Woman In America’ (VIDEO)

Why I Admire ‘The Most Hated Woman In America’ (VIDEO)

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet seen the film The Most Hated Woman In America, information in this article could spoil the plot. Read at your own risk.  Netflix released its latest original film on Friday, The Most Hated Woman in America. It follows the life story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists and activist […]

1 In 3 US Muslims Fear White Supremacist Violence Since Trump’s Election (VIDEO)

1 In 3 US Muslims Fear White Supremacist Violence Since Trump’s Election (VIDEO)

Every year I teach my high school sophomores the inimical Holocaust memoir Night by the late Elie Wiesel. Included in the unit is the iconic Pastor Martin Niemoller poem “First They Came” in which Niemoller reflects on the consequences of apathy when social groups other than one’s own are targets of persecution. At the poem’s conclusion, Niemoller sadly […]

Trump To Give Commencement Speech At Anti-Gay Liberty University (VIDEO)

Trump To Give Commencement Speech At Anti-Gay Liberty University (VIDEO)

Many have questioned President Donald Trump’s coziness with the Evangelical right. It seems very much a marriage of convenience. Trump is not a convincing Christian man, and fundamentalist Christianity does not seem to be cool with womanizing and yet it seems they have decided they need each other. Trump needed their votes and they needed […]

WATCH MSNBC’s Chris Hayes School A Conservative Idiot For His Ignorance Of Muslims

WATCH MSNBC’s Chris Hayes School A Conservative Idiot For His Ignorance Of Muslims

You’ve probably heard conservatives–including the inept American head of state–say that if we would just call terrorism “radical Islamic terrorism,” all would be right with the world and we’d be well on our way to defeating terrorists around the globe. And yet, as we saw this week in London, all the words in the world […]

Kentucky Governor Hastily Signs Damaging Anti-LGBT Bill Overnight (VIDEO)

Kentucky Governor Hastily Signs Damaging Anti-LGBT Bill Overnight (VIDEO)

Many Kentucky LGBT students woke up Monday morning facing more threats of discrimination. Governor Matt Bevin wasted no time during the late night hours signing a bill which would allow religious people to discriminate against LGBT students. This was also signed on the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville, Kentucky. Coincidence? Maybe… Maybe not. […]

Twitter User Becomes Hilarious Internet Troll Pointing Out Hypocrisy Of ‘Christian’ Trump (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Twitter User Becomes Hilarious Internet Troll Pointing Out Hypocrisy Of ‘Christian’ Trump (TWEETS/VIDEO)

An internet troll took to Twitter because President Donald Trump pretends to be such a good Christian. He talked about religion a lot during his campaign. He once pointed out and ridiculed non-Christians during one of his many rallies. He once asked the people at a rally to raise their hands if they were not […]

This Pastor Says He KNOWS Trump Was Wiretapped–God Told Him (VIDEO)

This Pastor Says He KNOWS Trump Was Wiretapped–God Told Him (VIDEO)

By now, you know that Donald Trump’s claim that he was the victim of covert wiretapping at Trump Tower has been exposed as complete bollocks. In the space of 48 hours, the House and Senate Intelligence committees have joined the FBI in finding that there is no evidence that Trump was ever wiretapped. That raises […]

Why The Dutch Election Demonstrates That Putin’s Master-Plan Isn’t Working (VIDEO)

Why The Dutch Election Demonstrates That Putin’s Master-Plan Isn’t Working (VIDEO)

Yesterday the Netherlands chose the path of ‘safety and stability,’ by re-electing incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The election results dashed the hopes of Dutch fascist and human toilet brush metaphor Geert Wilders who had hoped to make significant inroads towards the political mainstream. Let’s be honest. Dutch elections are not the kind of thing that grabs […]

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