Category Archives: Christianity in the Public Square

Jerry Falwell’s Endorsement of Trump Reveals Who He Worships—And It Ain’t Jesus

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If believing oneself to be the Only Begotten Son of God makes one a follower of Jesus, then maybe Trump qualifies. Either way, Jerry Falwell has a truth problem. On Tuesday, January 26, Jerry Falwell Jr., President of Liberty University, … Continue reading

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How the Bible Condones Terrorism

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Islamists aren’t the only ones with instructions for terrorism in their holy book. Last fall, Dutch pranksters put a cover from a Quran over a Bible and then asked passersby to read aloud homophobic, violent, or sexist passages that violate … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Own War on Christmas

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Guess who has been calling Christmas a pagan holiday for the last 500 years? Christians.   If it feels like the “War on Christmas” is getting really old, it is. Over ten years have passed since Bill O’Reilly first opened December … Continue reading

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Why This Republican Jew is Fighting to Defend American Muslims

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Because of Daesh. Because of the American Constitution.  Because of my great aunt, who survived the Holocaust. Mikey Weinstein directs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a pit-bull watchdog defending separation of church and state in America’s armed forces. Most of … Continue reading

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Anti-Abortion Talking Heads Claim Talk has no Power to Influence Real World Behavior

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Who incited Christian terrorism?  Not me.  Couldn’t be. In what could be the greatest head-spinner of the season, Christianist Republicans—from presidential candidates to congressmen to Fox News bimbos to sleazy video-splicers and wild-eyed sidewalk ranters-with-rosaries—are scrambling to deny that their … Continue reading

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Seven Satanic Precepts Beat Ten Commandments As Moral Guide

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Why might members of the Satanic Temple find it easier than Christians to follow some teachings of Jesus? The answer lies in their sacred values and rules. Many Christians believe that the most dangerous enemy of their religion would be … Continue reading

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Satanic Temple – Smart Political Theater or Genuine Religion?

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“If you have a society that grants religious privilege and exemption and you’re willing to give privilege and exemption to certain groups, then it’s unacceptable to give that only to people who believe in the supernatural.” A small sect called … Continue reading

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