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Jon Rowe here. A little while ago I refuted this article by Bryan Fischer that claimed America’s Founders as evangelical Christians. I’m not sure if he’s replying to me in this article (rather he replies to some unnamed secularist whom he insults); but he doubles down on an error all too commonly made by Christian…

Peter Lillback and the power of Glenn Beck

I got Peter Lillback’s George Washington’s Sacred Fire (that argues Washington an “orthodox Trinitarian Christian”) when it came out in 2006 and began blogging about it. I don’t know the exact numbers of its original run; I seem to remember it doing well with the “Christian America” crowd (WorldNetDaily et al.). Yet, I never saw…

Here’s a trailer promoting a 12-DVD series titled, Resisting the Green Dragon, which is almost exclusively comprised of slanders against science, scientists, and environmentalists. Some of the biggest names of the religious right are promoting this video: Tony Perkins, David Barton, Wendy Wright, and Richard Land. Some of the most absurd quips:

Rick Scarborough is Hopping Mad

For those who watched Alexandra Pelosi’s documentary Friends of God on HBO, you might recall seeing video of Rick Scarborough preaching in it. That wasn’t done with a hidden camera, they took their whole camera crew into Scarborough’s church. Scarborough not only knew they were there, but his website promoted the documentary:

Pat Robertson’s Godly Prophecies

In what has become a yearly event, Pat Robertson has offered his 2007 predictions prophecies, direct from the mouth of God himself. Last year he predicted that a tsunami would hit the US coast in 2006; didn’t happen. But this year, he’s upping the ante: In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious…

Stephen Baldwin: Presidential Advisor?

According to this article at Salon.com, yes. You know Stephen Baldwin, the dumbest and least successful of the Baldwin brothers (though I did like him in The Usual Suspects). He’s now an evangelist and you’ve got to see him perform (and yes, that is exactly what evangelism is, a performance). And now, presidential advisor: These…

Stem Cell Lies

Ted Baehr, Christian movie reviewer and propagandist, has an essay at the Worldview Weekend site where he rather brazenly accuses MIchael J. Fox and “liberal elites” of lying about stem cell research. In the process, he tells some whoppers himself. When is a lie not a lie? According to America’s liberal, secular elite, a lie…

Liberty Sunday Reports

Yesterday was yet another of those frequent religious right “conferences” – really just a series of ridiculous speeches to fire up the base with rhetorical red meat to get them out to vote in November. This one was disingenuously called Liberty Sunday, following on the heels of the equally misnamed Justice Sunday earlier this year.…

Abramoff, Lapin and Ralph Reed

Frederick Clarkson has a post at Talk2Action about a new Senate report that shows all sorts of funny goings on between Jack Abramoff and Toward Tradition, a group headed by the religious right’s favorite wingnut whacko Rabbi, Daniel Lapin. I had no idea that Abramoff had served as chairman of that organization and on its…

More D. James Kennedy Nonsense

So I’m flipping the channels and come across a D. James Kennedy sermon, which is always good for a laugh or two. The sermon was about tolerance of intolerance and it included all the typical martyr-mongering we hear from the religious right about how persecuted they are because they don’t get to impose their will…