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Chris Rodda

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Name: Chris Rodda
Date registered: July 20, 2011
URL: http://www.liarsforjesus.com

Biography

Chris Rodda is the author of Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History and Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 - Jefferson Founded a Secular University. Since the release of Liars For Jesus in 2006, Chris has been blogging at Talk2Action.org, Huffington Post, and elsewhere about the use of historical revisionism in everything from education to legislation. Chris's blog on Freethoughtblogs.com will eventually accompany a weekly podcast, "This Week in Christian Nationalism," if Chris can ever find the time to launch it. In the meantime, the name of her blog will continue to make no sense. Chris is also the Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), but the opinions expressed by her on this blog are her personal opinions, and not necessarily those of MRFF.

Latest posts

  1. Pentagon to Join in “One Voice United in Prayer” (On Separate Days in Separate Locations, Depending On What Religion You Are) — April 24, 2014
  2. Two Years Ago Today, the ‘Least Credible History Book in Print’ was Published — April 10, 2014
  3. The Latest MRFF Hate Mail Reading by MRFF’s “Maven of Mockery,” Rachel — April 8, 2014
  4. The “Battle of the Billboards” has Begun! — April 4, 2014
  5. MRFF Complains About Atheists Proselytizing at Air Force Academy? Surely Pigs are Flying! — March 19, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Women’s Prayer Group Praying That the Women at MRFF All Get Incurable Breast Cancer — 84 comments
  2. There Will Be No More Sunday Funnies — 59 comments
  3. Those Marines Bought an SS Flag Without Knowing What it Was? Seriously? That’s Your Excuse? — 56 comments
  4. Is David Barton Now Getting his ‘History’ from Louis L’Amour Novels? — 55 comments
  5. Mikey Weinstein’s “Spirit-filled” Christian USAFA Classmates Threaten Imprecatory Prayers if he Attends 35th Reunion — 51 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 17 2013

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a “Touchdown” — New Talking Points Needed

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming’s (R-LA) so-called “religious freedom” amendment. If passed, the language of the Fleming amendment, the real …

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Dec 09 2013

Air Force Base Lights Menorah — Too Little, Too Late

Last Thursday night, Travis Air Force Base in California held its annual Christmas tree lighting. In a lame attempt to avoid complaints of not being religiously inclusive, a small menorah was included in the base’s “holiday” display along with the tree and a nativity scene. The photo below shows what I mean by small. The …

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Nov 27 2013

An $88,000 Piano for an Army Chapel? What Military Cutbacks?

Apparently, military cutbacks don’t apply to church music. Sebastian Sprenger at Inside Defense reports that the Department of Defense has just spent $88,000 for a Steinway piano for a chapel at Fort Riley, Kansas, writing: “That’s some church piano. What might have gone into the Army’s decision to spend almost $90,000 on a concert-pianist grade …

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Nov 19 2013

MRFF Demands the Immediate Dismissal of “Ex-Gay” Counselor from Air Force Academy

As reported by the Colorado Springs Independent, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning demanding that Dr. Mike Rosebush be immediately dismissed from his position at the Air Force Academy. The full article about Dr. Rosebush, the subject of an extensive report by …

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Nov 15 2013

Operation Hijack Hashtag #militaryfreedom

Screengrab of the email from Twitter proving that the Thomas More Law Center retweeted my tweet.

Last night on the House floor, there was an hour of speeches from Louie Gohmert and some other fundie congress members ranting about how Christians are being persecuted in the military. Gohmert and all the fundie organizations that have banded together into a coalition to destroy religious freedom in the military (for everybody except anti-gay …

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Nov 13 2013

Emails to MRFF from Two Very Different Kinds of Christians

As the Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I read a lot of emails that come into the foundation — emails from supporters, from people asking for our help, and, of course, from detractors. Because the overwhelming majority of MRFF’s clients are Christians, most of the emails I read from people …

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Nov 07 2013

A New MRFF Hate Mail Reading (VIDEO)

The latest emails from people sharing the love of Jesus with MRFF:

Nov 06 2013

The Lies Used by Jay Sekulow to Defend an Oath Against Lying: An Open Letter to the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy

Close Up

Last month, to issues regarding cadets at the Air Force Academy being forced to say “so help me God” when taking oaths came up. The first, which got little media attention, was that cadets were sent an email telling them that if they did not say these words their commissioning oath would not be legal, …

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Nov 05 2013

There Will Be No More Sunday Funnies

The sanctimonious commenters win. They’ve succeeded in sucking the fun out of Sunday Funnies and will just have to find somewhere else to go rant about how grievously offended they are.

Oct 30 2013

In the Interest of Historical Accuracy and Honesty, I Must Correct Myself

GW_oath

On Sunday morning, during an appearance on CNN’s New Day, I made a statement that was incorrect, so, in the interest of historical accuracy and honesty, I need to issue a correction. I was debating Ron Crews, the head of an organization called the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, on the issue of cadets at …

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