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Gingrich: ‘Transvestite’ invited me to ‘exorcism of Jerry Falwell’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently told a story about a “transvestite” he met to explain why he doesn’t agree with “San Francisco values.” Gingrich explained a 2006 fundraising pitch, in which had asked for donations so that conservative accomplishments were not “lost to the San Francisco values of would-be…

Bachmann suggests Liberty University the greatest ‘in the history of the world’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did a little pandering Wednesday during her visit to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. “Is there any better university in the history of the world?” she asked the crowd of students, who she called “Christian warriors.” “I think we all know it is awesome to be…

‘NRA’ draws louder cheers than ‘Christian values’ at Perry’s Liberty University event

Rev. Jerry Falwell may have founded Liberty University, but students there seemed more interested in firearms than Christ during a Wednesday event featuring Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Mention of the National Rifle Association (NRA) drew noticeably louder cheers than did the notion of “Christian values,” which only prompted a…

Virginia court upholds health reform laws

After hearing two prominent challenges to the Affordable Care Act, an appeals court in Virginia has decided to uphold the laws and toss both suits on procedural grounds. Both Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and arch conservative Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University had challenged the federal government’s ability to levy an…

Minimizing historical injustices

One of the most fascinating phenomenon aspects of collective psychology to me is collective willful ignorance. I wrote about this some in terms of Wikileaks and how it disturbs collective unknowing, and I think Ricky Gervais touched on it when talking about atheism as a matter of letting yourself know…

Religious Right objects to being called the Religious Right

Sometime the truth hurts. For the fundievangelical/American Taliban/bible-beating movement, being associated with the term “Religious Right” (coined by one of their own, Jerry Falwell) is now problematic since the term has become associated with ignorance and bigotry purportedly justified by scripture. Too bad, so sad. (Christianity Today): Phrase ‘Religious Right’…

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