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Via Radley Balko, here’s an amusing tidbit about Pat Robertson, God’s own personal carnival barker, from his own CBN webpage: Did you know that Pat Robertson can leg-press 2000 pounds! How does he do it? Where does Pat find the time and energy to host a daily, national TV show, head a world-wide ministry, develop…

Randall Terry: Expert on Islam

This cracks me up. I regularly look at the Agape Press website for ideas on things I might wanna write about involving church and state or ID. But I had to laugh when I read this (scroll to the bottom): One expert says Islam’s worldview is making massive inroads in Europe and could do the…

I know, I know. Saying that Pat Robertson said something stupid is like saying President Bush mangled a word or Paris Hilton is on a magazine cover – you could write that headline pretty much every day. But since it involves a group I support, I thought I’d report it anyway. On the 700 Club,…

Christian Coalition Flounders

The Washington Post had an article today about the shrinking influence, membership and budget of the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson’s political wing that at one point controlled more than half of the state Republican party committees in the nation. The once-mighty Christian Coalition, founded 17 years ago by the Rev. Pat Robertson as the political…

Elizabeth Castelli, a religious historian, has an article at The Revealer analyzing the recent War on Christians conference in Washington DC.

That Religious Right Logic

So I’m flipping the channels and I come across the 700 Club and Pat Robertson is talking about how there’s too much sex on television and saying this is why our teenagers are having sex (right, because we never would have thought about sex as teenagers without watching Melrose Place). He referred to some anonymous…

I’ve written a couple times about the “War on Christians” conference held in DC earlier this week, but some others have much more comprehensive reports on the subject. Michelle Goldberg, the terrific writer for Salon, has a full report on that site. She includes this little gem: Taking the stage before the 200 or so…

Richard Thompson’s Martyr Pose

From the Department of Ridiculous Hyperbole comes this statement from Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center: Behind its legal actions is the belief by its president and chief counsel Richard Thompson that Christianity is under siege from all quarters, but especially from the federal courts, the American Civil Liberties Union, and what Thompson…

Exploiting the Alabama Fires

As reported yesterday, three college students have been arrested for setting fire to 9 churches in Alabama (and possibly a 10th), and one of the students ridiculously claimed that their crimes were a “joke” that “got out of hand”. I thought it would be hard to top that idiotic statement, but religious right leader Rick…

The American View

I’ve mentioned before the ReligionLaw listserv, run by Eugene Volokh of the VC (that’s Volokh Conspiracy, not Vietcong). It’s an interesting group to keep up with, especially when there are court cases involving the first amendment’s religion clauses. The list is mostly law professors and public interest attorneys, with a range from ACLU state directors…