Monday, July 18, 2011

Commentary Tidbits

Open Secrets: God's Lobbyists: The Hidden Realm of Religious Influence

My San Antonio: Perry's religious talk stirs debate

Media Matters: On Fox, FRC's Sprigg Says LGBT History Law In California Is "Injecting Pro-Homosexual Propaganda In The Curriculum"

Fbomb: A Teen Feminist Calls the Westboro Baptist Church

Salon: Republican governors: Prayer will solve our problems

A Feather Adrift: Self-Serving Interpretations

Pandagon: When the Mask Slips

RH Reality Check: Bachmanns' Anti-Gay Therapy Practice Takes Page From Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Right Wing Watch: Hagee: U.S. Can't Win Wars Because Of Satan Worship

Religion Dispatches: ‘Republicanity’ — The GOP Transformation is Nearly Complete

Huffington Post: Debt Ceiling Chaos Is a Born-Again Religion Problem 

National Geographic: Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
(Hat tip to Infidel753)


  1. The piece on God's lobbyists mentioned that the LDS Church has only disclosed its lobbying efforts once. However it is well known within Mormon circles that the LDS church hires lobbyists. In fact, Mormon leaders boast to the faithful about how the church has lobbyists in Washington "doing God's will." I imagine the same is true in other religious circles.

  2. The F-Bomb phone call to Westboro Baptist was (to coin a phrase) "" Made me wonder, reading the transcript of the call, if Danielle hadn't reached some twelve year old and interrupted their Grand Theft Auto video game.

  3. Nance -- Possibly. As the WBC speaker is not identified, we'll never know.


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