Rainbow Doritos oppress Christianity (more specifically, the far right flavours thereof). At least, that’s the pronouncement of Pastor Carl Gallups, who has also written a book about how corporations persecute the church by supporting LGBT causes: “One of the ways they do this, Gallups notes, is through partnerships and funding agreements with far left activists. … Continue reading When Nachos Attack!
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
So inevitably, a blog that’s all about religious freedom would need to comment on the ongoing troubles of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, and her stand against issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. I didn’t want to rush on that right away, because I wanted to do so thoughtfully, and dig underneath the impulsiveness and spin … Continue reading Conscience, Human Rights, and a Kentucky Clerk
The far right has been intertwining the concepts of religious freedom and religious persecution, weaving a duality in which any limit on the former begets the latter. In this paradigm, even separation between church and state becomes religious persecution. There is no middle ground. There is a profound story on the website Homeschoolers Anonymous, where … Continue reading Persecution
Angered by the marriage equality ruling, Toby Will wrote an angry letter to the Stockton Record. Which wouldn’t be even remotely an issue if it weren’t signed: Toby Will Lieutenant, Stockton Police Dept. Modesto … which is something of an issue. Apparently, Will insisted his job title was included in the signature. The Stockton Police … Continue reading Fishing for Persecution: Stockton, CA
Today in religious persecution, hardware store owner and Baptist minister Jeff Amyx has been getting some attention for putting a sign in his store window which reads, “No Gays Allowed.” “They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But yet I’m going … Continue reading The New Oppression Olympics
The Purple Monkey Dishwasher effect refers to the way rumours spread and become distorted because of misreporting, misremembering, mishearing, embellishments, outright deception, and any number of other things that can affect the narrative once it has become detached from factual reporting. A prime example of the Purple Monkey Dishwasher effect among the far right is … Continue reading The Purple Monkey Dishwasher Effect