Religion and Politics

What you need to know about the Million Vet March, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party

From the groups official statement: We have, as a group, been prevented from certain groups that have piggy-backed off our grassroots efforts, to effectively create a comprehensive media message campaign. We made the mistake of trying to partner with some Washington insiders that thwarted many of our genuine concerns for keeping this apolitical and grassroots. While we support many of those groups common causes for Veterans, we do not support the manner in which they go about it. We chose instead to not incite or create panic. via Million Vet March Organizers Condemn Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the

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Zeeda Andrews – “The President is really Osama Bin Laden”

The fact that these soldiers were set up to die in a no return operation is obvious they had knowledge that Obama didn’t want leaked. This is the Seals that killed Osama Bin Laden. I don’t believe this story. He is alive call me crazy but, Osama Bin Laden is our President Obama do your research. The CIA has been preparing for this since he was a boy. They have same height, bone structure, hands and ears both are left handed the Osama face was created by Hollywood. The fox is in the hen house.” via Organizer of ‘Ride

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Report on IRS screening of nonprofit applications

You can find it here. Unfortunately, this is not that big of a scandal — not really a scandal. Here are some other facts. Of the 300 targeted groups, 75 were Tea Party. Not, Party, as in Political Party. Others were Democrats. If you look at the process, I have to agree with Scott Hodge of the non-partisan Tax Foundation when he said, speaking yesterday on Morning Briefing, that there is no crime, but at the most, some boundaries may have been stretched. Further, there is no connection established to the White House, unlike the last President. The problem is,

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So… about the #IRS thing

The IRS inspector general will release an audit sometime this week, but congressional aides gave several media outlets a draft of the audit. According to the document, IRS employees in the Cincinnati office used several troublesome phrases to single out 501(c)4 applicants for review — including, at various points between 2010 and May 2012, groups that “criticize how the country is being run,” aim to educate Americans “on the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” and lobby to “make America a better place to live.” In order to avoid paying taxes under section 501(c)4 of the tax code, groups are supposed

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What is ‘pro-Constitution, pro-America’?”>promotional

Clearly, at one time, it was the American Fascist Party. James Ives, who was listed as the president of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party in 2011,confirmed to The Texas Tribune on Monday that he had made a promotional video for the American Fascist Party and advocated tea party principles on a Fascist Party message board. Texas tea party leader promotes Fascist Party as ‘pro-Constitution, pro-America’ | The Raw Story. Oddly enough, this is not the first time a far-right Fascist Party has co-opted the pro-Constitution, pro-America spill. Maybe they are. Maybe they understand the role  white people were originally meant to play in this


Evangelicals Are Turning Their Backs on Dominionist David Barton #FoundersBible

  I feel the winds of change a-brewing. People are choosing good scholarship and truth over racism and propaganda. Glory in the highest!: Evangelical Christians Are Boycotting David Barton’s Racist Propaganda More Conservative Evangelicals Criticizing David Barton Related articles David Barton, Running From A Debate? Say What? NPR Blew It This Time: David Barton is NOT an Evangelist The Quixotic Task of Debunking David Barton Religious right pseudo-historian David Barton replies (weakly) to critics


Review: The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America

All one really has to read, if they can do so honestly and objectively, is the first line of the Author’s Note. Brody calmly and serenely states, “I didn’t want to write this book but history forced me to.” This is the sort of neurosis which psychoanalysists have discovered is common to Americans (see Horney’s work), and indeed, it is the type of arrogance which recent polls have identified as a root cause of the mass exodus from the American Church. Further, he relates that the push to write the book is no less emblematic of John’s call to heaven to witness God’s actions on