Bake the Cake, Bigot

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The Supreme Court today, in a 7-2 decision, gave a small victory to defenders of religious freedom in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, also known as the “Bake the Cake, Bigot” case. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, based his ruling on the explicit, anti-religious statements made by the commissioners of the Colorado […]

An Open Letter to a “Small Church” Pastor

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Dear Peter, Do you prefer Peter, or is Pete OK? I read your open letter to Franklin Graham, and I have mixed feelings about it. First, let me say that I wholeheartedly agree with you that the embrace of Donald Trump by many Christian pastors was unseemly at best and a serious blow to their […]

Politics and Religion

Religion and Politics

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I’m generally not enthusiastic about politicians invoking their religion as either a sword or a shield in election battles. Most of the time it’s unseemly, and, considering what one generally has to do to make the national stage as a politician, it’s largely a façade. In the 2004 Democratic primary, former New Hampshire Gov. Howard […]

Evangelicals and Donald Trump

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Evangelicals shouldn’t be voting for Donald Trump. He doesn’t share their values, beliefs or faith. I wrote similar thoughts about Barack Obama when he ran for the presidency.  Obama’s definition of sin, is god-centered only if Obama is god—a question that might cause him to pause for a moment to contemplate. Evangelicals and Donald Trump […]

Amateur theologians

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The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

A prayer to gun control

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Rev. Dr. David Gushee has penned a “prayer” to the gun. He begins with this note: Some will find this post sacrilegious. What is truly a sacrilege is our devotion to an Object that keeps killing us and our children. I didn’t find the post sacrilegious. I found it foolish, dishonest and stupid. When a black, […]

The Pope is senile

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“But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” Luke 22:36 There’s only one explanation if comments reportedly made by Pope Francis over the weekend are accurate—the Pope is senile. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of […]

Obama's Faith Pt. 2

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The original “Obama’s Faith” post I wrote nearly 7 years ago. At the time I noted that I am always hesitant to opine on the state of another individual’s relationship with God, but a lot of time has passed, truths have been revealed and while I will not pronounce judgment on the status of Obama’s […]

Sally Kohn, Gay Fascist

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Sally Kohn is a lesbian, CNN contributor and has a law degree (allegedly). She’s also a militant gay fascist who would like to force Bible-believing Christians out of the public sphere and probably into camps if she had her way. As The Federalist’s Robert Tracinski wrote, she’s a decidedly illiberal “liberal.” What is interesting about Kohn’s […]

War on Christians Redux

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Over at HotAir.com, they’ve assembled their “Quotes of the Day” with a focus on the Houston pastor subpoena fiasco. Skimming the briefs, this one from Slate.com, caught my eye. But I’m not particularly interested in defending the Houston lawyers’ actions, because, frankly, they were incredibly stupid, instantly regrettable, and utterly unnecessary. Yes, Houston’s anti-LGBT coalition […]