Gimme That End Times Religion: Inventing the Great Tribulation

If you read far right media (which I do, just as much as left-wing media), you’ve probably been hearing some very dire predictions of religious persecution in the U.S.  It has only intensified with the arrest of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.  It would seem that the sky is falling. Don’t believe me? Here is a … Continue reading Gimme That End Times Religion: Inventing the Great Tribulation

Survey Says…

Have you heard?  Americans feel that religious freedom is more important than LGBT human rights, by a 4 to 1 margin. That’s according to a poll by FOX News contributor Patrick Caddell. Of course, there are some problems with the poll, such as the fact that it’s an online survey and not clear as to … Continue reading Survey Says…

Doublespeak Decoder: “Gay marriage rights” / “those who believe in biblical marriage”

Taking a step back for a moment, it’s worth having a brief lesson in spin, here. Opposition to LGBT people and their human rights is being soft-sold among far right groups and to the public at large as opposition to same-sex marriage.  The idea plays on the familiar adage of “hate the sin, love the … Continue reading Doublespeak Decoder: “Gay marriage rights” / “those who believe in biblical marriage”

An Unwed Mother’s Ultimatum

Today in religious freedom, one religious school demonstrates that LGBT families are not the only “lifestyles” being targeted: “In a lawsuit filed in state court on Tuesday, Richardson said that she received notice from Northwest’s administration that her “lifestyle” was inconsistent with the university’s “faith-based” policies. Administrators issued her an ultimatum: Marry the baby’s father, … Continue reading An Unwed Mother’s Ultimatum