For a long time, Ralph Reed has been the primary power broker of the Christian right, but as Right Wing Watch notes, his kingmaker throne may have been taken today by David Lane. It was Lane who orchestrated Mike Huckabee’s shocking win in Iowa in 2008 and prospective 2016 Republican candidates are now flocking to …
Category Archive: Christian Nation
Jul 21 2013
Jul 19 2013
Ted Cruz is quickly distinguishing himself as one of the most far-right members of the Senate and the more his father speaks in public, the more obvious it is to see where he gets it from. At a recent religious right rally, he said that the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were divinely inspired.
Jul 17 2013
The Christian Post has an article about a new book by Vanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd called Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution. In it, he correctly argues that Biblical arguments were commonly used to persuade the colonists to support the revolutionary war:
Jul 09 2013
The Freedom From Religion Foundation ran a full page ad in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Arizona Republic, Seattle Times, Albuquerque Journal, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Columbus Dispatch and many other papers over the 4th of July holiday celebrating our Godless constitution. Here’s the ad in full:
Jul 05 2013
I’ve noted before how the Christian right’s narrative about the Constitution and Christianity had changed so dramatically. The response from conservative preachers at the time of the Constitution was that it was a godless document that would bring down the wrath of God upon us all. Warren Throckmorton offers an excellent example in Timothy Dwight, …
Jun 28 2013
Warren Throckmorton catches David Barton finding a whole new way to lie to his ignorant and credulous audience, knowing full well they’ll never catch him at it. Take a look at this chart that Barton likes to show during his talks to claim that violent crime has gone up almost 700% since Bible reading was …
Jun 25 2013
Warren Throckmorton notes that David Barton has been quietly changing the audio on a Youtube video that shows him taking people on a tour of the capitol and delivering his usual litany of lies and half-truths about America being a Christian nation. He’s changed a whole bunch of his statements in the original video, usually …
Jun 22 2013
Fred Rich, who apparently has a novel coming out called Christian Nation, has a column at the Huffington Post about the desire of far too many American Christians for theocracy. He cites a recent poll, which I also cited, that shows an alarming number of Americans who think Christianity should be the official religion.
Jun 15 2013
It’s really quite amusing to me listening to the David Barton types trying to find some connection between the Constitution and the Bible. Bryan Fischer delivered a ridiculous screed claiming that the basis of the 4th Amendment is the “inviolability of the home,” which is found in Joshua 7. Here’s the video:
May 15 2013
The Riverside School District in Lake City, Arkansas has canceled their 6th grade graduation ceremonies after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter objecting to the fact that such ceremonies have always included Christian prayers. And the supporters of that policy are making some predictably ridiculous arguments:
May 14 2013
Here’s another school that is blatantly violating the Establishment Clause by putting up displays of the Ten Commandments in every classroom. Muldrow High School and middle school in Oklahoma have them up and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have sent a letter demanding that they be taken down.
May 06 2013
Thursday, May 2 was the annual National Day of Prayer, decreed by Congress to be so. As all presidents do, President Obama issued a declaration on the matter. But the Worldnutdaily is clutching their pearls because Obama, like the Muslim atheist commie terrorist that he is, “cleansed” the declaration of Christianity.
Apr 12 2013
I was on my friend Jeremiah Bannister’s Paleoradio show this week talking about Gary North being in charge of developing the Ron Paul Curriculum, to be used primarily by homeschoolers, and he brought up a very interesting question? How are they going to treat the question of America’s founding and Christianity?
Apr 11 2013
Here’s a very disturbing survey result. Nearly one-third of Americans, according to a recent poll, would support making Christianity the official religion of their state or the entire country — and a far higher percentage of Republicans.