A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

Tag: christianity

Zombie voters!

by evanmcmurry

I demand that we begin referring to the other 26% as dead-again Christians: “A little-noted finding in that same Register poll was that only 34 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers identified themselves as born-again Christians; in 2008, that figure was 60 percent.”

Today in American Christianity

by evanmcmurry

Today in American Christianity: Newt Gingrich, two-time adulterer, received absolution from Bob Vander Plaats, chief executive of the FAMiLY Leader. “There’s been a sincere life change for Newt Gingrich,” he told a group of evangelicals in Iowa. Meanwhile, an interracial couple about to married were banned from a Kentucky church after performing a hymnal together. The church said “it does not ‘condone’ interracial marriage, and any interracial couples would not be received as members or allowed to participate in worship services. The only exception? Funerals.”