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Pope Francis: An Imitation of Christ
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year. But that is only because Jesus is his Person of the Day — every day. Pope Francis is  TIME's Person of the Year . But t ...

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Know What Century I’m In
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Running through my handy list o’ headlines, it’s a little bit difficult to tell what era we're in. I give you the 10 reasons I don’t believe that it’s really 2012 No, I didn ...

Westboro Seeks Advertising on Limbaugh
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Westboro Baptist Church's leadership sees Limbaugh's recent verbal attackas an opportune time to advertise on the show. Rush Limbaugh’s verbal attack against Georgetown ...

Blame the Comedians: Playing the Humor Card
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

"First of all, comedians don't wear helmets...Comedy is not a helmet-wearing art form."... We'll let Jonny Stew explain inside the blog. "First of all, co ...

Contraception Debate Overlooks the Obvious
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Since Rush Limbaugh’s tirade, calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying for free access to birth control, the actual subject of debate seems like a distant memory. What were we talking about again? ...

Tony Perkins on Martin Bashir, 3/7/12
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Media

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins speaks to Martin Bashir on the Rush Limbaugh controversy. (Racial and Social Justice, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, Tony Perkins, Video Offsite, Faith and Politics) Family Research Council' ...

Limbaugh and the Family Research Council: We Love Him, We Love Him Not
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

This was a pretty smart idea. Publicly condemn indefensible remarks to a broad audience in order to maintain public credibility and then go to your base and use the same controversy in order to raise money and ...

Disagreeing Wthout Being Disagreeable
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 6:00am | Type: Blog

In an apparent bid to add an erudite contribution to our public discourse, Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" for testifying before Congress in favor ...

Jon Stewart on Limbaugh: 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Gross'
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 6:55pm | Type: Blog

WARNING: Jon Stewart's take on Rush Limbaugh's latest rhetorical offense against humanity (or at least womankind) is not for the faint of heart. But it is funny ... cuz it's true. ...

Anger is the Achilles Heel of the Republican Party
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Limbaugh's comments — and the greater sentiment they reflect — point to a sexual double-standard among many social conservatives. But that isn’t what is tripping up the GOP right now. Anger is their Achil ...

The Bible Lessons Rush Limbaugh Must Have Missed
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

I have said and say again that whenever we make a judgment, we reveal more about ourselves than about the person against whom we are passing judgment. Controversial radio talk-sh ...

Contraception and Common Decency
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

Whether we agree with Sandra Fluke and the administration’s position on contraception coverage, can we at least shout from the mountaintop that it’s not OK to call a woman a “slut” for voicing her ideals? ...

Speaking the Truth in Love: Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

There are a lot of heinously unmerited personal attacks going on in these United States right now, but for some reason I’m most bothered by the ones against Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evange ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street reaches one month Read more about the historic first month HERE. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication: Quotes to remember Occupy Wall Street reaches ...

Is Glenn Beck's Departure the Beginning of the End for Fox News?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

If you haven't noticed, Glenn Beck -- the vitriolic voice of "reason" and "values" for Fox News -- is gone. If you haven't noticed, Glenn Beck -- the ...

Ayn Rand, Manichaeism, and Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ah, the voice of Ayn Rand from St. Petersburg, Russia rises again with the opening of a new movie based on her novel, <em>Atlas Shrugged</em>. Ah, the voice of Ayn ...

Video: Glenn Beck Meets with Jim Wallis for Social Justice Dialogue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>On the eve of Good Friday, recognizing that sad and tragic events often dominate the headlines, airwaves, and even our own blog, a dose of the "best medicine" might help us all make it thr ...

Planting Trees on Good Friday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

After a hard winter in the Eastern United States, spring offers a resurrection. Particularly here in the Appalachian Bible Belt, we're looking toward Easter.</p> After ...

Haiti: TPS and the Coming Negativity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

My friends and I worried about the negativity that would emerge when the Department of Homeland Security granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals, allowing them to remain in th ...

Devils in the Details: Robertson's Revision of Haitian History
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Whether or not Robertson had malicious intentions when he declared that Haiti's tragic history was the result of a "pact with the devil" made by early leaders of the revolt against their French ...

'Irreconcilable Islam' and Irascible Christianity, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/01/05/gingrich-labels-irreconcilable-wing-of-islam-but-ignores-irascible-christianity/">[continued from part 1]</a> If duplicity were the only moral fai ...

Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin. I wonder how many doctoral dis ...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Most of the country probably didn't notice. Most of the country probably didn't notice. Unless you live in Virginia, New Jersey, a couple areas in New York, or maybe ev ...

The Media's Favorite Catholic Culture Warrior
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is once again spooked about all those "radical secularists" lurking ominously behind ever corner. ...

A Nobel Prayer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I got the first call at 6:30 a.m. I got the first call at 6:30 a.m. from a reporter: "What's your reaction to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?" "What?" ...

Our National Loss of Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"You lie!" yelled Representative Joe Wilson during President Obama's recent address before a joint session of Congress. "You lie!" yelled Representative J ...

The Downstream Media and the Death of Political Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The passing of Sen. The passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy has brought forth many reflections on his ability-regardless of his reputation as the archetypal Massachusetts liberal-to en ...

An Open Letter On Health Care to Conservative Christians in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dear Friends,</p> Dear Friends, Although today I would not call myself a political or social conservative, I am grateful for my heritage as an evangelical Christian: My ...

Gates Arrest Analysis Cliff Notes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090727/ap_on_re_us/us_harvard_scholar_caller">Audio of the 911 call</a> that brought Sgt. James Crowley to the home of Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...

Talking While Stupid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I think President Obama was right to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/us/politics/25gates.html?_r=1&amp;th&amp;emc=th">soften the tone</a> of his statement the other day ...

Interpretation, Hermeneutics, and Judge Sotomayor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has begun jumping through the Senate's ritual hoops to become the next member of the Supreme Court. Judge Sonia Sotomayor has begun jumping through the ...

Sotomayor: She Deserves Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Latino community in America. The nomination of Sonia Soto ...

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding). April 1 was quite the roller c ...

Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/04/01/rush-limbaugh-to-speak-at-sojourners-mobilization-to-end-poverty/#rush_video"></a>In an inspiring display of bipartisan bridge-building, ...

Audio: Who is in Control? Wealth and Wisdom
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>It's always difficult to find just a few minutes from Pastor Efrem's sermons to highli ...

I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Go ahead, guess who wrote the following paragraph. And I'll give you a hint: It's not Al Franken, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, or even Michael Moore.</p> Go ah ...