Oslo

I don’t even know where to fucking begin with Anders Breivik. It’s nauseating and writing about the potential political – or literary – ramifications of these murders is also nauseating. Anytime something like this happens, it’s sickening in another way for me – Virginia Tech, Loughner, now Norway. I’ve written about people like this but …

The New Apostles

I wish it were fiction: Meet The Radical Evangelical Army Behind Rick Perry The main divergence between the New Apostolic Reformation and other Christian fundamentalist sects is their differing views of how End Times will go down. New Apostles reject the traditional fundamentalist belief that born-again believers will be lifted up in the Rapture. Instead, …

Armies of God

Singularly terrifying must read from the Texas Observer. On September 28, 2009, at 1:40 p.m., God’s messengers visited Rick Perry. On this day, the Lord’s messengers arrived in the form of two Texas pastors, Tom Schlueter of Arlington and Bob Long of San Marcos, who called on Perry in the governor’s office inside the state …

New World Disorder

Good compilation of right wing lunatics on the Rachel Maddow show. I hadn’t seen the Oprah guy before – heard about it, didn’t click on it, because it’s nauseating monitoring all this stuff. But this is pretty startling: “Look out for people who try to take care of the poor…they’re the Antichrist” (paraphrasing). Never seen …

Pray for America

There is so much insane stuff happening these days, there’s almost too much to document. Is there any footage of Sarah Palin like this, of Bush?  Michelle Bachmann is worse than Sarah Palin – more overt, but taken seriously somehow because she can speak a complete sentence. Bachmann on the End of Days: Dave Weigel …

Idolatry of the Worst Sort

(via) Mother Jones: In a message sent out under The Response’s official letterhead, Allan Parker, one of Perry’s organizers, described the event in less-than-ecumenical terms: This is an explicitly Christian event because we are going to be praying to the one true God through His son, Jesus Christ. It would be idolatry of the worst …

Bachmann Christian Overdrive

I’m sort of sick of both 1. mocking and 2. being afraid of the Christian right. Even when they’re gaining increased relevancy, or perhaps because of it. I’m sick of the Christian right like I’m sick of a fly buzzing around my face. And the mainstream media is particularly insidious – only reporting in the …

Rick Perry

Dammit, not looking forward to this guy entering the presidential race. Palin is a circus, but Rick Perry might fool some people. Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 6th, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God’s guidance and wisdom in addressing the challenges that face our communities, states …

Beck in Jerusalem

Since Glenn Beck got fired, he’s now free to be as insane as he likes: Although a Mormon, Beck’s beliefs appear here to be more aligned with conservative Christian beliefs regarding the end-times, and a particular reading of the Book of Revelation that lends itself to raptures, dispensations, and popular culture depictions like Left Behind …

Terry Jones

This reads like fiction, like people playing out caricatures. “We decided to put the Quran on trail,” he told ABC News. “I was the judge but I did not determine the verdict. I was just a type of referee so that people got their time to defend or condemn the Quran.” Jones said that a …