How Far Back Are America’s Pastors Willing to Roll the Ball?


For anyone who has followed and understands the relationship between church leadership and civil government in the US in the last 50 years, declarations of American pastors pledging civil disobedience in case the Supreme Court decides to favor sodomite “marriage” (like this one, for example, or this one), seem ridiculous at best, and quite pathetic. “We stand today to put […]

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Preachers, Obama, and the Crusades: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black


The conservative public indignation about Obama’s statement of the Crusades, and the consequent public criticism from many preachers – including Franklin Graham – reminded me of two old jokes, from the times of Communism in Eastern Europe. The first joke was so well-known, that even Ronald Reagan told it several times: An American explains to a Russian how America has […]

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Of Krauts and Kings. And of Kurds


“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— and cabbages—and kings—. . .”   I won’t parrot the ecstatic gushes of the “conservative” media and declare King Abdullah “twice the man Obama is.” No, not because His Hashemite Majesty is not a real man, but because I know from mathematics that multiplying […]

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If You Thought Conservative Logic Made More Sense Than Liberal Logic


Remember this cartoon? It’s only a year and a half old. It was published on a conservative web-site, and re-published on Facebook and re-tweeted probably millions of times. Those stupid liberals, they are such hypocrites: question authority, then don’t question authority. Yeah, those were the days, my friends, when conservatives were all about questioning authority. Obamacare was passed, and the […]

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When Preachers Sell Their Souls to Caesar


Browsing the Internet last week, I saw close to a hundred articles written by preachers, pastors, and churchian celebrities, condemning the Ferguson protests. Who knows how many more preachers used their Sunday morning hour to do the same. That’s what any preacher in America just loves to do: Verbally crack down on impersonal, private, powerless targets who have shown some […]

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