Thursday, July 14, 2011

Commentary Tidbits

Texas Observer: Rick Perry's Army of God

Bartholomew's Notes on Religion: C. Peter Wagner on the Japanese Emperor and the Succubus

Right Wing Watch: Rick Perry Ally Bickle Says Marriage Equality Is "Rooted In The Depths Of Hell"

SPLC Hatewatch: Anti-Gay Group Decides Slave Children Weren’t Really Better Off

Salon: The man behind the Marriage Vow

The Root: Why Does America Romanticize Slavery?

Religion Dispatches: God’s Law is the Only Law: The Genesis of Michele Bachmann 

Box Turtle Bulletin: Bachmann: Being Gay Is “A Part Of Satan”

The Atlantic: Michele Bachmann's Church Says the Pope Is the Antichrist

Bold Faith Type: What Would Jesus Cut, Cap, and Balance?

Media Matters: Beck Claims His 2010 Rally Played A "Part [In] American History," Then Starts Talking About The Messiah

Politics Plus: Republican Pseudo-Christians Hate Manatees!

Smoky Mountain News: Cowboy preacher delivers maverick graduation speech
(Hat tip to Dispatches from the Culture Wars)


  1. OK Ahab, I admit I didn't even scroll down, I clicked immediately on the TX Observer piece. I remember years ago when I cataloged books for a library in Denton County TX. We aroused protests when we included a gay magazine in our collection and a certain pastor came to our town hall meeting and released a snake. After condemning us then calming the serpent he dramatically departed claiming he had to preach a sermon.

    Sooo...there's talk that Rick Perry's running for president. If so, I certainly hope his pastor is denigrated the way Obama's was. (Think so?)

  2. Donna -- Given all the media attention this rally is receiving, people will be well aware of the fundamentalists associated with Perry.

    The pastor released a SNAKE in a town hall meeting!? WTF!?

  3. That top article is as far as I could go, too, buddy. This one needs to be outed all over the interwebs...and we know just the folks to spread the word.

    "Where does God stop and they begin? I don't think they know the difference.” That is the very definition of small government, I believe.

  4. Nance -- The Texas Observer article is a good one, which is why I put it at the top of the list.


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