July 19, 2012
"As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior."

GOP strategist Ed Rollins, Michelle Bachmann’s former campaign manager

On Michele Bachmann’s letter to the Department of State’s Inspector General, demanding an investigation of imagined ties of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood.


Read Sarah Posner’s coverage for Religion Dispatches here

June 21, 2012
Southern Baptists: Gay Rights Not Civil Rights

Way to go, Southern Baptists - the DAY AFTER you elect your first black president, you pass a resolution that marriage is “the exclusive union of one man and one woman” and that “all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful.”

You pat yourselves on the back for shrugging off one shame, while cloaking yourselves in another.

History will tell, it always does.

June 14, 2012
Cooking the Books

A review of “The Revisionaries,” new at The Revealer by Nathan Schradle.

Hovering behind this frustration was my fellow teachers’ common assumption that, in spite of the words “California Edition,” emblazoned along the top of each book, the content of the textbooks had actually been decided in settings far removed from the one in which we taught. Teachers didn’t feel enabled by the textbooks—we felt hamstrung. So I came to “The Revisionaries” with certain expectations. I expected it to give me a deeper and better-informed loathing of the way that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has managed tooverhaul high school curricula to conform to the standards of a particular brand of hard-line Creationism and political conservatism shared by a small fraction of the population, even in traditionally conservative Texas. It is a testament to the film’s quality and the filmmakers’ perceptiveness that it gave me my anticipated dose of horror, but not at all in the way I’d expected.

Don McLeroy,

Texas State Board of Education member.

Read the full article here.

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