Category Archives: Religious Extremism

Secretary of Education pick Betsy DeVos caught on tape, talking about defunding public education in order to “advance God’s kingdom”

With the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, set to begin tomorrow, the folks at Politico just released a 2001 recording in which the Amway billionaire explains that her work to defund public education has been done in order to “advance God’s kingdom.” Her comments, according to Politico, were […]

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Our primary platform for communicating our most deeply-held religious beliefs should be fast food packaging

“I just ate at McDonalds and I’m absolutely beside myself. I’m so upset that I can barely type. Do you know that nowhere on the packaging for their Filet ‘O Fish does it mention that Jesus Christ died for our sins upon a cross? It doesn’t even mention that he was known to have enjoyed […]

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Local “gospel” event drives Ypsilantians into the arms of Satan

I was alerted to a series of posts on Facebook yesterday by the increasingly popular “I blame Mark Maynard” tag. I would seem that, in trying to navigate my way though the crowd at this weekend’s downtown “gospel” event, I inadvertently deflected a pack of rabid young evangelists toward a woman who found herself pinned […]

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Hypocrisy Watch: Family values State Rep Todd Courser caught cheating on wife with fellow Tea Partier

Yesterday the Detroit News released audio of State Representative Todd Courser, one of the most conservative members of the Michigan legislature, talking with a young aide about a plan he’d concocted to deflect attention away from an affair that he was convinced would soon become public knowledge. Courser, you see, had apparently gotten himself involved […]

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What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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