Some fast faith facts

Sure it’s fast, sure it’s superficial, but here is Religion News Services’ Five Faith Facts on the candidates — though word is that the Righteous Rev. Mike Huckabee, God’s Own Candidate, is suspending his campaign, as is former Gov. Martin O’Malley as has UPDATE! Rand Paul. It’s kind of interesting. Admit it.

Why no outrage over how fertility clinics treat embryos?

DickG. sends this, a Washington Post piece by Margo Kaplan, an associate professor at Rutgers University”s law school. Kaplan writes: My husband and I used in vitro fertilization to conceive both our children. The process involved extracting my eggs, fertilizing them in a lab and implanting a healthy embryo inside me. Many patients — like …

Mike Huckabee should probably stop talking

Last week, he defended a child molester (Josh Duggar, maybe you read about that), and this week he says he wishes he could have claimed to have been transgendered so that he could “shower with the girls.” Not creepy at all, Rev. Hyuckabee. Not in the least. Here ya go. Watch for yourself.

The shame of the Duggars

The recent news of the sexual predator-nature of Josh Duggar (of the “Ten Hundred Duggars and Counting” TLC show, and here‘s his slick-as-shit website) is gross. Though they refuse the label, the Duggars are standard bearers for the Quiverfull movement (no birth control, ever, and women are to keep silent and pregnant, in the home). …

Bro. Mike Huckabee has joined the Presidential race and for that?

We say thank you Baby, Teen-age, and Young Adult Jesus, for where else can you get such gems as: “I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.” — Vintage 1998 stuff If you felt something incredibly powerful at Auschwitz and Birkenau over the 11 million killed worldwide and the 1.5 …

As we all take a deep breath over religious freedom

DickG. sends this, a ThinkProgress piece on the failed attempt by some conservative Christians to infuse the discussion about religious freedom with homophobia. It’s interesting, and contains this: …some sociologists argue that Christianity’s unusual inclusiveness is precisely what helped it to grow so quickly, what with it famously expanding its ministry to both Jews and …

Did you watch the GOP convention last night?

I did, again. It was yet another round of shouted “Freedom! USA! USA! USA! Big Government! I Come From Poor Folks But Who Let Those Tacky People in Here?” Mike Huckabee took the obligatory jab at the press, and then (weirdly) called Barack Obama an “evangelical.” That’s a new one to me. Since when? Former …

Stop calling it “forcible rape,” goddammit.

There was Ol’ Affable Mike Huckabee insisting on the radio yesterday that there have been some awesome people who came about because of “forcible rape” — like Ethel Waters, for one. So look on the bright side, OK? Dear Mike: We can argue your point right after you learn this: Rape is rape is rape …