The Decline And Fall Of Christianism, Ctd

Say what? Catholics please explain this to @thebrodyfile . Evangelicals are NOT kosher with this http://t.co/ELFfyRXCpE — David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) September 12, 2013 The invaluable McKay Coppins – that rare political reporter who understands people of faith – homes in on another aspect of the phenomenon I noted yesterday: the impact of Pope Francis on … Continue reading The Decline And Fall Of Christianism, Ctd

The Decline And Fall Of Christianism

The fusion of politics and religion – most prominently the fusion of the evangelical movement and the Republican party – has been one of the most damaging developments in recent American history. It has made Republicanism not the creed of realists, pragmatists and compromise but of fundamentalists – on social and foreign policy, and even … Continue reading The Decline And Fall Of Christianism

Ask Frederic Rich Anything: Post-Obama Christianism

In our latest video from Rich, he considers how the Christian Right bounces back from defeat: Frederic Rich is an American lawyer, environmentalist and author. His new book, Christian Nation, is a work of speculative fiction imagining what would have happened if McCain had won the 2008 election and subsequently died, making a former half-term governor the president … Continue reading Ask Frederic Rich Anything: Post-Obama Christianism

The Political Dead-End Of Christianism

[Re-posted from earlier today.] Last week, as regular readers know, I went to the University of Idaho to debate whether civil marriage equality was good or bad for society as a whole. My interlocutor was and is a fundamentalist, a believer in Biblical morality, and a very hospitable and gracious host. I had dinner with … Continue reading The Political Dead-End Of Christianism

The Millennial Who Fought Back Against Christianism

We have a winner: Zack Kopplin, who, at 19, is facing down the Texas legislature on teaching “creationism” in science classes. Deeply influenced by the catastrophe of the Bush-Cheney years and inspired by the Arab Spring, this young, once-painfully-shy kid now has a cause he will not let go: Zack and his father were met … Continue reading The Millennial Who Fought Back Against Christianism