Category: Religious Right


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Abortion Numbers Trend Downward Under Universal Health Care

We can support policies that actually tend to reduce abortions in the short run. Or we can adopt a political strategy of taking over every branch of government with like-minded politicians so we can (try to) use the long arm of...

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Healthcare, A Culture That Encourages Abortion, and Pro-Lifers Who Don’t Step Up to the Plate

Here’s my wife Connie’s response to a relative who thinks Obama loves to see babies die, and argues that almost all abortions are done for the convenience of the mother. We could rant about this for a long time, but I think...

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Abortion and Social Justice – Douglas W Kmiec

Douglas W. Kmiec is a prominent Republican and committed Roman Catholic. He was head of the Office of Legal Counsel for Presidents Reagan and the first Bush. He became notorious for coming out in support of then-Senator...

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Obama’s Perspective on Faith in Christ is Biblical

Here’s Obama on the significance of the Gospel: In an interview with Christianity Today magazine, Obama said this about his decision to accept Christ, What was intellectual and what was emotional joined, and the belief in...

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Christians! Please Let’s Not Parrot Shallow and Insulting Hypocrites.

Did you see the recent comment from “Donna”? It stirred me up! Come on people! Christian integrity and humility should compel you to allow that those who voted for Obama are NOT thereby proven to be ignorant or...

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Scott Kleeb on Abortion: “The ideal number … is zero.”

The ideal number for me as a Catholic is zero … and there are plenty of people I’d be willing to work with if they want to get down to … that ideal number which is zero. Just below there’s a video clip (2...

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Obama and Abortion

The Matthew 25 Network has a very helpful page for Christians who want to know the truth about Senator Barack Obama as against the flood of lies we have all experienced. As promised, here’s a lengthy excerpt from that...

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American Repentance – Will the Church be “Left Behind?”

If America “repents” – if America is repenting right now – is the Bush-devoted wing of American Christianity going to be “left behind”? “Repent”, you know, means to re-evaluate,...

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Simplistic, Useless Sermons – Why Does It Happen?

Drew Smith, ordained Baptist minister, wrote recently about shallow sermonizing (at his blog , Wilderness Preacher, and at EthicsDaily.com.) It’s dangerous for me to complain about useless sermons, since I deliver a...

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False Prophets: Two Key Signs

Obery Hendricks, in The Politics of Jesus, Doubleday, 2006, also comes down to two basic criteria, but I think they are much more on target than my old standards. And, come to think of it, they are more ethically based.

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The Strange Morality of Family Values Candidates (R-NE)

US Senator Ben Nelson (Dem, NE) and Legislative candidate Frank Shoemaker (Dem, McCook, NE) were not impressed with the false lines of rhetoric on “pro-life” issues that their opponents put out in McCook the other...

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Who’s Pro-life?

Sent to me by a friend: “Pro-life” + no helpful legislation = pro-choice So you “vote pro-life” eh? And what good has that done? There are many steps we could take to significantly reduce abortions in...

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Oh The Hypocrisy! If Republicans Do It, “Christians” Ignore It.

Two questions about two recent scandals: 1. How do “Christian conservatives” react? 2. How do real Christian conservatives react? Recent Scandal I: White House Loves to Torture, Forces Congress to Approve! 1....

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The Real Screams of Adult Human Beings

These are people who claim to be pro-life, who profess to hear a “fetal scream,” yet they turn a deaf ear to the very real screams of human beings who are being tortured in our name. from Randall Balmer, author of...

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Letter From A Mother

Here are excerpts from a letter JeanValJean posted in a comment. See the full letter here. If you want to tout your own morality, you’d best come up with something more substantive than your heterosexuality.I am the mother...

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“Our Endangered Values” – Are We Beginning a Self-Correction?

Jimmy Carter, Christian statesman, lays it out clearly yet again. Thank you, Mr. President! (Carter interview and book info.)[The quotes below are from a recent interview with Der Spiegel, focusing on issues Carter brings up in...

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On Being Cheerfully, Obliviously, Dangerously Religious

This is a frightening idea, and probably quite true. From a 17th century French theologian, philosopher, scientist and mathematician. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction....

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“The Americans Brought Us Rosy Dreams”

This is from Muayad Muhsin, the Iraqi artist of a painting of Rumsfeld. “Rumsfeld’s boots deliver a message from America: `We rule the world,‘” Muhsin, 41, said in an interview. “It speaks of...

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Robin Meyers on Our “Christian” Leaders’ Immorality

These are excerpts from a speech given at the Universtiy of Oklahoma by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers of Oklahoma City’s Mayflower Congregational Church. Be sure to read at least the last two boxes. (Numbers added.) (Meyers has a...

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“ACLU Says the War on Christianity is a Myth”

That headline is from Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink. I’m quoting the article in full. Like many promoted through the daily email Dobson sends me, it is very short — short in number of words, short on...

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“What Is Disturbing About the New Conservatism …”

This quote from Shadia Drury is complex enough and important enough to merit some special focus. So here I have added some outlining and emphasis. Enjoy! (not the right word, I know). What is disturbing about the new...

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