The Media Is Finally Realizing the Religious Right Are Theocratic Monsters
On the last day of 2018, there was a fascinating op-ed in the New York Times by Katherine Stewart that sparked an interesting discussion on social media about the religious right. In it, Stewart explains that the religious right does not, in fact, give a crap about democracy or ...read more
Trump's "Pro-Life" UN Delegation Is So Extreme, Even Iran Thinks They're Crazy
While we're focused on the big ticket items like the Mueller probe and Michael Cohen's impending polonium poisoning, it's important to keep track of all the other horrible things Trump is doing if for no other reason than to keep conservatives from claiming they were innocent ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: How Close Are We to a Religious Military Coup?
The Banter Long Read: Half a century ago, conservative Christian Republicans were aghast at the idea of a Catholic, John F. Kennedy, being elected president because they were worried that he would put his religion before the Constitution. But that was before the American right ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Betsy DeVos And The Holy War Against Public Education
Little Timmy sits down at his desk. Today he is learning science and he opens his textbook, the King James Bible, as the teacher begins to read, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...." Little Timmy goes home that day with the knowledge that the Earth is only ...read more
Glenn Beck Tells Voters Ted Cruz Will Get America Through the Rapture, Might be Jesus
It's probably about eight months too late to say that the Republican presidential primary is getting weird, but the Republican presidential primary is getting weird. I'm not usually one of these guys who goes all panicky about candidates and religion, but Ted Cruz is kinda ...read more
Ted Cruz: 'I'm a Christian First, I'm an American Second'
I'm one of those people who has learned to become chill about theocratic tendencies in politicians because I've realized that America has always been a limited theocracy. It's like herpes, the best we can do is manage it and ride out the outbreaks. For those who aren't so chill, ...read more