Tag Archives: Religious Right

Why Are Conservative White Males Forcing More Abortions and Births on Poor Brown Women? Six theories

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What do conservative politicians want even more than balanced budgets or an end to abortion? When Republicans in Colorado pulled the plug on America’s most successful teen pregnancy prevention program, they told the world something about themselves and their political … Continue reading

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Conservative Solution to Teen Pregnancy: Coca Cola?

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Teens don’t feel ready for babies? Let them drink coke! Take this pop quiz: A sexually active teen doesn’t feel ready to raise a baby, so she goes to the health clinic at her high school. Which of the following … Continue reading

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Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

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A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available. Most fertilized eggs spontaneously abort during the first weeks of life. Estimates of death before implantation range as high as … Continue reading

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Missing Fred Phelps? Five More Religious Leaders Who Drive People From the Church

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For decades Fred Phelps held an unparalleled position in the spectrum of American Christianity. Arch conservative and biblical literalist, he was a hater among haters, a bigot among bigots. Any public disaster afforded an opportunity to revel in God’s wrath. … Continue reading

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The Mythical 11-year-old Slut with Fifty Bucks in Her Pocket

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You know the eleven year old down the street who  divides her after-school time between the park where she gets laid and the drug store where she buys her douches? Yeah, neither do I. But apparently a number of right … Continue reading

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12 Christmas Traditions That Aren’t About Jesus or Shopping

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For a variety of reasons, the birth story of Jesus may not be something that you personally embrace or want to celebrate with friends and family. Fortunately, the need to celebrate life and light at the darkest time of the year is something that … Continue reading

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Mandrakes and Dove Blood: Biblical Health Care Anyone?

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Despite a defeat in District Court this week, the Catholic Bishops and their conservative Protestant allies are forging ahead with lawsuits against Obamacare. Their goal? To ensure that American health options are dictated by religion rather than medical science. With … Continue reading

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