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Definition of an evangelical:
Evan·gel·i·cals:
noun; pronunciation: "E-"van-'je-li-kals

Christians who claim to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, think the Bible is infallible, and feel God wants them to spread His word to others. Most evangelicals are cultural conservatives who believe the Bush tax cuts were prophesized in the Bible. They enjoy the type of music one hears on Star Search reruns.

The term evangelical is often used loosely as a blanket term that includes the subsets Fundamentalists, morally strict Reactionaries who prefer the Bible to things like facts, and Pentecostals and Charismatics, holy rollin' Christians who speak in tongues and believe handling snakes is a good way to work up an appetite before visiting the Shoney's brunch buffet. Converting the unsaved is the ultimate goal of evangelicals since they believe doing so will hasten the Second Coming of Christ.

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Praylude:

· 63% of Americans think the Bible is literally true.
· Lakewood Church meets in the former home of the Houston Rockets to accommodate their 30,000 regular attendees.
· Focus on the Family receives so much mail they have their own zip code.
· 79% of the 26.5 million evangelical voters supported Bush in the 2004 election.

Does reading these facts make your palms sweat? Do you often wonder when Christians became pro-business Wal-Mart shoppers? Does the word "family values" conjure up nightmarish images of Pat Robertson smacking the remote control out of your hand as he sheds dandruff flakes onto the upholstery of your sofa? Are you a sinner, but worry that the "righteous" have thrown the first stone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from a disease known as Evangophopia. The fear of evangelicals. But don't worry; it's more common than you think. Even some moderate evangelicals are developing symptoms. After all, the triumph of mall-sized megachurches with Taco Bells and rock-climbing walls inside them could test the faith of a dozen holy apostles.

If you think you may you have Evangophobia, the good news is that you're not alone. It's a downright pandemic. An estimated 98.6% of all non-evangelical Americans have symptoms.

Webster's Dictionary defines a phobia as an illogical fear. An irrational anxiety. Let's be clear; there's nothing irrational about being afraid of an army of evangelicals dressed in flag sweaters. Especially when they seem to be taking over America. We wouldn't be surprised if the Senate began filibustering in tongues. And if you don't get anxious when a four ton SUV passes you on the interstate with a bumper sticker that says WARNING: In case of rapture this vehicle will be unmanned, there's probably something wrong with you. Actor Stephen Baldwin, for God's sake, is the host of a traveling skateboarding ministry. He's been hanging out in parking lots of adult entertainment shops photographing patrons as part of an anti-porn campaign.

Given these facts, we sinners are in full agreement with evangelicals on one major point. The Apocalypse is drawing near. Evangophobia is normal. It's a healthy fear. And we're here to help.


Megachurch Nation

The Evangelical Right isn't the new counterculture. It's the new mainstream culture.

For decades, evangelical Christians have been organizing. They have their own newspapers. Their own radio stations. Their own music. Their own slang. Their own paintball teams. There's an evangelical church in Texas that has its own McDonald's drive-thru. And in 2005 evangelicals even created their own holiday: Ten Commandments Day.

Worst of all, many evangelicals aren't content watching the 700 Club and attending laser light projections of the crucifixion at the local megachurch. They want to transform the culture you consume to fit their standards. In fact, if they're true "evangelizers" they want to transform you to fit their standards. And compounded by the fact that evangelicals often share similar goals with conservative Jews, Catholics1, and Bill O'Reilly we may soon witness a rating's sweeps plotline where Will marries Grace after attending a gay deprogramming class.

Since Bush's reelection in 2004, people have been scratching their heads trying to understand this parallel social group known as the Evangelical Right. Let's face facts. Most non-evangelicals don't know the difference between Ted Haggard and Merle Haggard, Pat Robertson and Pat Buchanan, or James Dobson and the cloven-hoofed demonlord of the Apocalypse.

Sinners need a guide to demystify this powerful group before this plague of Evangophobia gets out of control. After all, confronting one's fears brings healing.

The Idiosyncrology of Evangelicals

Our nonprofit foundation, the American Idiosyncrology Institute is in the business of decoding the mysteries of idiosyncratic people. This book is the culmination of our research on this ubiquitous group known as the evangelical Right.

During the course of our study we attended dozens of churches across the country to observe the different styles of worship. Traditional churches are a dying breed, we discovered, so almost all of the churches we visited resorted to gimmicks and sensationalism. New Life Church in Colorado, for instance, had free wi-fi internet, fog machines, and a terrorism conference taught by the local police. Creflo Dollar's church in New York featured a thirty minute "sermon" by a woman speaking in tongues. And West End Assembly of God in Virginia had an Easter musical with live camels.

Immersing ourselves in evangelical culture, we became temporary citizens of Colorado Springs, a town that has become known as the "Evangelical Vatican." It's the home of the so-called protestant pope, James Dobson, and hundreds of "parachurch" groups-Christian organizations like Campus Crusades, Young Life, and the Christian Cowboys that are evangelical but not church-based. It's also the home of SUVs with Jesus mudflaps and patriotic eagle statuettes.

Evangelicals have received a lot of scrutiny lately, so access was often tricky. For all their talk of inclusiveness, most are actually wary of intruders and are experts at spotting them. We found that unless you sign your emails "God bless" and say hallelujah when hearing an anecdote about converting a Hasidic salesclerk at Circuit City, they'll likely identify you as an outsider.

We also found that many evangelicals are media savvy, so the persona they present to the secular Target2 shoppers, doesn't always match their behavior when among other believers. For instance, Colorado megachurch pastor Ted Haggard (who talks politics with George Bush every Monday morning) told members of his congregation to not "be weird" when media is around. Ironically, the trampolines just outside of their sanctuary and the Starbucks café in their lobby didn't register with Haggard as being weird.

Not surprisingly, many of our undercover field researchers suffered from serious cases of performance anxiety when it came to raising their hands in the air during the worship services. Others were subjugated to the trauma of being in the presence of people speaking in tongues for hours on end. And needless to say, achieving that shiny, clean-living, evangelical glow, like the members of Christian band Jars of Clay, required incredible moral discipline for everyone involved in the study.

Most notably, we observed that, despite the clichés, not all evangelicals are alike. For every Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell there's a Jim Wallis and a Brian McLaren doing their best to unite people, not divide them. Wallis and McLaren are living testimonies that evangelical isn't a synonym for homophobic NRA-supporting Republican with a venison freezer. You may not have heard of these kinder, gentler leaders. Teaching inclusiveness doesn't grab headlines like blaming 9-11 on the ACLU, spearheading Christmas Friend or Foe campaigns, or claiming, as Ted Haggard does, that pro-business capitalism is what Jesus intended.

True diversity among evangelicals does exist and we'll introduce you to some of Evangelicalism's more progressive leaders, not to mention our own cast of real life evangelicals who will be your guides throughout this book. Our evangelical guides, Amanda, Sam, Mike, J.J., Johane, and Dio will provide commentary from an insider's perspective.

Despite the ministries of people like Wallace and McLaren, it's the extremists from the Evangelical Right who presently have the clout. They've blocked the sanctuary doors. They've hoarded the communion grape juice. They've stolen the words family, freedom, patriot, and values and claimed them as their own. They've committed the biggest sin of all. They've kidnapped Jesus.

Promiscuity may be a sin, but they're screwing us all. They're the focus of this book.

This is The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Right.

1 Catholics aren't typically classified as evangelicals. Many fundamentalist Christians even have doubts about whether they're saved and think following the pope is blasphemous. Still, both evangelicals and Catholics can definitely agree on one vital point: that guy who wrote The Da Vinci Code is definitely going to hell.

2 Target has given money to Planned Parenthood. Plus, Target doesn't carry firearms or cutting edge literature like God, Pepsi, and Groovin' on the High Side: Tales from the NASCAR Circuit like its more evangelical-friendly sister store, Wal-Mart.


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The Vast
Rightwing Conspiracy

· Accuracy in Academia
· Alliance Defense Fund
· American Center for Law and Justice
· American Conservative Union
· American Enterprise Institute
· American Family Association
· American Legislative Exchange Council
· American Life League
· Americans for Tax Reform
· Arlington Group
· Bradley Foundation, Lynde and Harry
· Campaign for Working Families PAC
· Cato Institute
· Center for the Study of Popular Culture
· Chalcedon Foundation
· Christian Coalition of America
· Club for Growth
· Collegiate Network
· Concerned Women for America
· Council for National Policy
· Discovery Institute
· Eagle Forum
· Eagle Forum Collegians
· Faith and Action
· Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
· Family Research Council
· Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
· The Fellowship
· Focus on the Family
· FRCAction
· Free Congress Research and Education Foundation
· Heritage Foundation
· Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
· Independent Women's Forum
· Institute for Creation Research
· Institute for Justice
· Intercollegiate Studies Institute
· Leadership Institute
· Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
· Madison Project
· The Medical Institute
· Moral Majority Coalition
· National Association of Scholars
· National Center for Policy Analysis
· National Right to Life Committee
· National Taxpayers Union
· Salem Communications
· State Policy Network
· Students for Academic Freedom
· Traditional Values Coalition
· Trinity Broadcasting
· Vision America
· Young America's Foundation

Fundamentalist
Colleges

· Regent University
· Ave Maria Law School
· Christ College
· Liberty University
· New Saint Andrews College
· Oral Roberts University
· Patrick Henry College

Scary
· Army of God
· God Hates Fags
· Missionaries to the Preborn
· Operation Save America
· StreetPreach.com


The Leaders
· George Bush
· The Senate
· The House
· James Dobson
· Ted Haggard
· Paul Weyrich
· Rick Warren
· Ralph Reed
· Tim LaHaye
· Roy Moore
· Gary Bauer
· Michael Gerson
· Pat Robertson
· Howard Ahmanson
· Jack Chick
· Franklin Graham
· Chuck Colson
· Jerry Falwell
· Paul Crouch
· Benny Hinn
· Richard Land
· T.D. Jakes
· Joyce Meyer
· Rupert Murdoch
· Jay Sekulow
· Dr. D. James Kennedy
· Creflo Dollar
· David Barton
· Tony Perkins
· John Hagee
· Rick Scarborough
· Donald Wildmon
· Rod Parsley

Media
· Christian Newswire
· Agape Press
· Christian Broadcasting Network
· Christian Examiner
· Coral Ridge Ministries
· Covenant News.com
· Fox News
· Insight Magazine
· Liberty Channel
· Presbyterian Layman
· Salem Communications
· Ten Commandments News
· Washington Times
· World magazine
· World Net Daily

Largest
Megachurches

· Joel Osteen/Lakewood
(30,000)
· T.D. Jakes/Potter's House
(28,000)
· Creflo Dollar/World Changers (25,000)
· Rick Warren/Saddleback
(22,000)
· Chuck Smith/Calvary Chapel
(22,000)
· Bill Hybels/Willow Creek
(22,000)

Unusual/Funny
· K&K Mime
· Jack T. Chick Museum
· How to Prayerwalk
· Biblezines
· Creation Museum
· Force Ministries
· Jesus Sports Statues
· Kirk Cameron
· Christian Wrestling Federation
· Christian Exodus
· RaptureReady.com

Satire/Humor/Weird News
· Church Marketing Sucks
· Lark News
· Landover Baptist
· Jesus of the Week
· Corporate Jesus
· Edicts of Nancy
· Adult Christianity
· Ayn Clouter
· Beaver County Militia
· Betty Bowers
· The Toilet Paper
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Jesus Pizza (Washington Post)

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Ted Haggard Leaving Colorado Springs (Denver Channel)

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Christian conservatives vs. AIDS (LA Times)

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Faith-Based Prisons (NY Times)

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James Dobson's Nightmare (Andrew Sullivan)

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Soap Opera introducing transgender character (AP)

Wal-Mart: No More Corporate Contributions to Support Or Oppose Controversial Issues (LifeSite)

Dobson Urges Senate To Weaken Separation of Church and State (Defcon)

New Head of Federal Family Planning Program Opposes Family Planning (Defcon)

N.C. Baptists Strengthen Rules on Gays (Forbes)

Only Church Donors Will Be Able To Vote On Haggard's Replacement (The Chieftan)

Elton John: "Religion Promotes...Hatred" (HuffPost)

Dobson Quits Haggard Counseling Team (AP)

Mo. Catholics back stem cell research (AP)

Andrew Sullivan On Haggard (Daily Dish)

Katherine Harris Prays For the Realignment of the Chosen People (Wonkette)

Sharpton: Religious Right is Obsessed With "bedroom sexual morality issues" (AP)

Christian Harassment Suit At Air Force Academy Dismissed (CO Springs Gazette)

Report: $1.3M misused by Texas Baptists (AP)

As 'goblins' knock, evangelicals answer the door (CSM)

U.S. Jobs Shape Condoms’ Role in Foreign Aid (NY Times)

Religious Conservatives Cheer Ruling on Gays as Wake-Up Call (WaPo)

Scientists Endorse Candidate Over Teaching of Evolution (NY Times)

Priest tells of Foley relationship (Herald Tribune)

Gay Republicans fight perceived oxymoron (AP)

Dobson's Voter Registration Rally Is a Flop (DefCon)

Church Could Lose Tax Exempt Status For Endorsing GOP Leader Who claims God Told her to run (Minnesota Monitor)

'War on Christmas' Begins (AFA)

Prominent Right-Wing Activist Smears Kuo As Member Of 'Axis Of Evil' (Think Progress)

Mr. President, We Christians Aren't "Nuts" (DailyKos)

An Interview With The Other Evangelical Pope (Christianity Today)

Rapture Right Says Kuo, A Christian And A Republican, Is Just Trying To Smear White House (Defcon)

The Abstinence Shtick, Minus Jesus (WaPo)

The theological reason evangelicals may not turn out to vote" (MSNBC)

The Radical Right's campaign against all "unnatural contraceptives" (TruthOut)

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Stephen Baldwin: "I'm the first Jesus Psycho" (Salon)

NPR: 'Straight to Jesus' and the Christian Ex-Gay Movement (Fresh Air)

Dalai Lama: Iraq War has shed too much blood (AP)

Katherine Harris Says Opponent is not a good Christian(Orlando Sentinel)

The Vast Right Wing Rapture-Ready Conspiracy (Right Web)

How Green Is My God?: Bill Moyers on Green Evangelists (Newsweek)

Poll: Pentecostals widening influence (AP)

US campaign labels HIV "a gay disease" (Via HuffPost)

Rosie attacks pope over clergy sex scandal (WorldNetDaily)

Distorted Christianity 'causing abuse' (London Times)

Tony Perkins: ‘Tolerance And Diversity’ Are To Blame For ‘Congressmen Chasing 16-Year-Olds’ (ThinkProgress)

Vatican accuses BBC of bias against Catholic church (Daily Mail)

Supreme Court will have a chance to shift to the right on abortion and race (LA Times)

Krugman: The religious and cultural right 'fall apart'(TruthOut)

Priests accused in $8 million Florida church theft (Reuters)

IRS ensnared in election-year politics (AP)

Legislating Violations of the Constitution(WaPo)

James Dobson Fires Woman For Missing Work After Her Daughter Was Raped And Killed (DefCon)

Danforth Warns of Christian Right but Says Tide Will Turn (WaPo)

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Radio Broadcast: The Cultural Impact of the Book of Revelation (Fresh Air)

Rep. Musgrave Says "Future Is Grim" If Gay Marriage Is Not Banned (Think Progress)

The Party of Dobson (The Nation)

Christian Coalition starting anew in GA (AP)

Falwell Refuses To Apologize For Lucifer Attack, Swears To Repeat It 'Over And Over Again' (Think Progress)

US Senator Inhofe Claims Global Warming is a UN Conspiracy (Talk2Action)

VIDEO: Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion (You Tube)

Cat Stevens criticizes pope over comments about Islam (AP)

Pastor Charged With Stealing ‘Winnings’ of Fake Raffles (NY Times)

Episcopals Chicken Out: Gay priest loses bid to become bishop(Reuters)

Madonna defends being "crucified" on stage (AP)

IRS: Dobson gets a pass while All Saints gets the shaft (DailyKos)

Evangelical voters more jaded in 2006 (AP)

Human stem cells help blinded rats (AP)

James Dobson: 'I have flat-out been ticked at Republicans for the past two years' (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Reverend says Simpsons "breasts will sag and their faces will wither" (Gawker)

'Liberal' evangelicals begin campaign to move beyond abortion and man-purses (AP)

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NBC PLANS MADONNA CRUCIFIXION IN TV CONCERT (Drudge)

I.R.S. Eyes Religious Groups as More Enter Election Fray (NY Times)

[ESSENTIAL READING] "Christian Supremacy Act" To Hit House Floor (Daily Kos)

Pope Sorry For Offending Muslims, Apology is 'unprecedented'(NY Times)

One preacher's message: Have hotter sex (MSNBC)

Anti-Abortion Group Loses Tax Exemption (NY Times)

The "Christian Supremacy Act", To Hit House Floor (Daily Kos)

In NC, Sinning Ain't No Crime (The Rev)

Texas Bible Classes Are Christiany, Not Academic (Houston Chronicle)

Lawsuit Challenges Use of Federal Aid for Bible-Based Counseling (NY Times)

Conservatives say religion under attack (AP)

View of God can predict values, politics (USA Today)

priest confesses to making a bomb threat in an attempt to stop a Madonna concert (BBC)

Brangelina: We'll marry when homosexuals can (AP)

Democrats push for own religious voice (AP)

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New Book Reveals Rove's Father Was Gay (HuffPost)

'Right-wing intimidators' driving moderates out of GOP (Detroit News)

American Baptist church ousted for openly affirming gays (Street Prophets)

Bloody Left Behind Game Demo released, complete with spyware (Daily Kos)

Archbishop of Canterbury tells homosexuals they need to change if they're to be welcomed into the church (Telegraph UK)

PRAY BALL: With rock concerts and bobblehead dolls, 'Faith Nights' at the park help minor league clubs fill seats (SF Chron.)

Jackie Mason Sues Jews For Jesus (Boing Boing)

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Pastor claims church voted to reject black membership, resigns (Miss. Daily Journal)

GOP Dips in Religion Poll (AP)

States expand fetal homicide laws (Stateline - via Theocracy Watch)

FDA Approves Morning After Pill Without A Prescription (AP)

Jerry Jenkins: Left Behind Game "Not More Violent than the Old Testament" (Bartholomew)

Bush Veto Of Stem Cell Research To Become Irrelevent? (Times UK)

Powerful Televangelist To Air Show Blaming Darwinism For Holocaust (Bartholomew)

Commandments Display Allowed (AP)

Operation Ohio: Help Battle Theocracy In this Key State (DailyKos)

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How to Make Sure Children Are Scientifically Illiterate (NY Times)

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Abstinence-Only Stupidity: Over $1.3 billion spent thus far (Tom Paine)

Plan B's Tangled Web(Kos)

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Pro-Life GOP Senate Candidate George Allen Caught Owning Stock In Morning After Pill (Huff Post)

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'Satan worshiper' executed for triple murders (CNN)

Texas School District Bans Cleavage (CBS)

Pat Robertson's Epiphany: Global Warming Could Be Real (Talk2Action)

Nothing Wrong With Kansas: State voters move science education out of the Victorian era (WaPo)

Sam "Is the Rapture Here Yet" Brownback Introduces Bill to Prohibit Assisted Suicide (Christian Post)

The Aussie Bible: "God said 'let's have some light' and bingo - light appeared." (CSM)

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$25 Million Museum Says Dinosaurs And Humans Coexisted (AP)
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NY Christians Protest Against Korean Faith Healer (Bartholomew)

'God Hates Fags' sued by Fallen Marine's Father (CBS)

Christian Group says current conflict has 'softened the hearts of many Muslims in Lebanon to the spiritual truths of the gospel of Jesus' (Bartholomew)

Washington State Upholds Ban on Same-Sex Marriage (WaPo)

Senate passes interstate abortion bill (AP)
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Bill Moyers for President? Absolutely! (The Nation)

'Religious left' gears up to face right counterpart (Reuters)

The Rise and Fall of Ralph Reed (Time)

Baptist Group's Leaders Convicted: Investors Lost $585 Million (WaPo)

New Books Ask: Can God and the scientific method coexist? (NY Times)

29 Foot Cross: War Memorial or 'giant neon ad' for Christianity (AP)

ACLU Agrees To Defend Fundy Group, "God Hates Fags" (AP)

Sec of Education On Funding Christian Schools: Is She Lying or Inept? (AU)
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Publisher Bans Singer After 'Nazi Pope' Comment (The Sun)

Ken Mehlmen addresses Fundy Christian Zionist Group: 'we are all Israelis' (US NEWSWIRE)

Ralph Reed Blames Defeat On John McCain (The Plank)

2 + 2 = Jesus rode a dinosaur: Christian schools lag significantly behind public schools in Math (TBOGG)
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Turd Blossom Grossly Distorts Stem Cell Science (Think Progress)

Tony Snow on Bush's Stance on Stem Cells: 'He thinks murder's wrong' (AP)

Group accuses Dobson of manipulating data to say gays and lesbians are not good parents (AP)

House Rejects Gay Marriage Ban, Even though Senate Had Already Decided Issue (AP)

IRS Warns Churches to Avoid Campaigning (AP)

Store clerk arrested for tampering with communion juice (AP)

Why Ralph Reed is a Dirtbag: A Comprehensive List (GQ via Eat the Press)

Violent anti-gay lyrics & threat of violence cause NYC concert to be cancelled (AP)
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How did Nicole Kidman re-marry in a Catholic church? (BBC)

'shrooms induce effects identical to religious experiences (The Independent)

Christian Group Spends $20 Mil annually to Make Courts More Jesusy (WaPo)

A Great Overview of Christian Dominionism (DailyKos)

New York Joins the Homophobe Club (AP)

The Top Ten Religious Right Power Brokers (AU)

Vatican Urges Excommunication For Stem Cell Researchers (NY Times Via HuffPost)

Falwell Video: "You almost got to be a homosexual to be recognized in the entertainment industry" (Media Matters)

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Promise Keepers Founder Bill McCartney Says Jews will be “Toast” (Bartholomew's notes)

Muslim Gays Seek Lesbians For Wives (WaPo)

2 Churches Struggle With Gay Clergy (NY Times)

GOP snakehandler blames "the devil" for his campaign obstacles (Salt Lake Tribune)

Rapture Ready Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Now (LA Times)

Petition a success, abortion on ballot in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

Sen. Sam "I'm Insane" Brownback Cites Opus Dei Study to Attack Gays (AlterNet)

New Episcopal Leader: Homosexuality Not A Sin (Reuters)

Presbyterians allow experimenting with alternatives to 'Father, Son and Holy Spirit' (USA Today)

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Valedictorian's Altar Call Speech Cut Short (LV Review)

New Bush policy adviser said he'd support jail for doctors who performed abortions (Raw Story)

Religious Right Seeks To Ban Gay Marriage Without Congress (Think Progress)

Key Christians starting to realize Left Behind videogame is completely f*cking insane (Talk2Action)

Church: A Good Place to Pick Up Chicks (WaPo)

Veterans Affairs Department To Respect Religious Diversity, Approve Pentacle For Wiccan Soldier (Americans United)

Losing Faith: Nearly half of all white evangelicals believe Iraq will not stabilize (Forbes)

Fundamentalists Seek ‘Dominion’ Over Our Lives, They Just Might Pull It Off (Americans United)

BORN AT 6AM ON 6/6/06, HIS MUM WAS INDUCED FOR 6 DAYS, HE WEIGHS 6LBS 6OZ AND HE'S CALLED.. DAMIEN (Mirror UK)

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Pat Robertson's magical protein shake: Claims he can lift 2000 lbs (Sportsline)

Sen. Inhofe brags his extended family has "never had a divorce" or homosexual relationship, Meanwhile, gay porn found on his computers (SenateMajority.com)

Ignoring Jesus, Harvard researchers start human stem cell project (Reuters)

Lion kills man who shouted 'God will save me, if he exists' (Reuters via Huff Post)

GODLESS: The Church of Liberalism: An Excerpt of Ann Coulter's Latest Piece of Shit (Townhall)
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Matchbox 20-loving frat boy douchebags host "Global Cooling Day" (College Republican National Committee)

GOP Convention Attracts Jesus Zombies (DAllas Morning News)

Political posturing: Friend Says Bush Doesn't give "a shit" about gay marriage (Newsweek via Huff Post)

Pastor Fired After Being Accused of Witchcraft (Tribune Chronicle)

Must see video: Most... Partisan... Invocation... Ever (Daily News via Huff Post)

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Batwoman is a lesbian (BBC)

Italy TV shooting 'romantic comedy' about Jesus (AFP)

Comic Book Icons Tackling Politics, Is Spidey Gay-Friendly? (Christain Science Monitor)

Kentucky Megachurch Spent $150,000 on Ads to block gay Marriage, Plus Lots of other Creepy Facts (Daily Kos)

Must see: CNN segment on quacks who claim they can "cure" gays (America Blog)

First couple splits over constitutional amendment banning gay marriage (Insight Mag)

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Left Behind Video Game: You Can Role Play As the antiChrist (LA Times) [more at Talk2Action]

Albright Faults Bush's Religious 'Certitude' for alienating muslims (Reuters)


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