Bakker Exploits ISIS Fears to Sell Survival Supplies

In the old days, Jim Bakker scammed his followers by selling them memberships in the resort he built, which landed him in prison for many years. Now he’s out and he’s got a whole new scam: survival supplies. He hosted a conference for preppers last week and did everything he could to sell fear in order to sell supplies:
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Joyner Apologizes to Putin, Muslim Fascists for America Becoming Gay

You’d think that after years of chronicling the bizarre pronouncements of the Christian right, I could’t be shocked anymore. But Rick Joyner managed to leave my jaw agape by agreeing with Vladimir Putin and the Muslim terrorists and actually apologizing to them for America becoming so gay.
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Rosenberg: God is Going to Destroy America Over Abortion

The Family Research Council’s annual Watchmen on the Wall conference always attracts a mix of Republican politicians and bigoted and simpleminded Christian right ranters. This year, Joel Rosenberg declared that God is going to destroy America over abortion in the next two years and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
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Is the ‘Benedict Option’ a Real Possibility?

Damon Linker, a writer I rarely take seriously, has a long and interesting article about the Benedict Option, which is apparently now under discussion among the Christian right. The basic idea is that Christian conservatives should withdraw from the culture wars and focus on building “communities” (you’ll see why I put that in quotes later) that help preserve themselves ideologically.
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Adelson Loses Bid to Move Corruption Trial to China

Conservative sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson is being sued by the former CEO of his casino in Macau, who has sued him and brought up allegations that he bribed Chinese officials and organized crime leaders there. Adelson wanted that trial moved to Macau, but a federal judge has ruled that the trial will take place in the United States.
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