She left behind a baby boy, an estranged lover, and a custody case that would challenge progressive New York
It was the audience that was shocked at a Michelle Shocked concert last night when the born-again alt-folk singer went on a rant about how "God hates fags" and how she lives in fear of gay marriage.
God, guns, and handy coincidences in Florida
American Protestants apparently want to be just like American Catholics. According to Religion News Service, they too are pissed about Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires that insurance companies provide birth control coverage.
In 1960, during his Democratic campaign against Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy made his views on the First Amendment's establishment clause known to a group of Texas ministers by saying he supported an "America where the separation between church and state are absolute." That tidbit of jurisprudence ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: Michael Tedder speaks to rock evangelist Matt Pinfield (left) as 120 Minutes returns to MTV; Dan Weiss looks back on the recently revitalized Archers of Loaf; and Ray Cummings talks to the high-concept act Cave Bears.
As we reported this week, Blake Mycoskie, the founder of philanthropic canvas shoe company TOMS, has been working with Christian anti-gay group Focus on the Family. He spoke at a Focus on the Family event in June. Mycoskie has commented to us on the issue, via a representative:
Today, the internet noticed that Blake Mycoskie, the founder of the philanthropic slip-on shoe company TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes for every one bought (and has expanded greatly and now includes a wedding collection), has been working closely with Focus on the Family, which does not e ... More >>
‚ÄčThe East Village isn't a neighborhood one would normally associate with Bible-thumping evangelical Christianity, but here we are. The Times has a feature on Trinity Grace Church, a "hip" church that just opened up a new branch in the godless, immoral wasteland of the East Village. Trinity Grace i ... More >>
What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.
This week, 150 Christian religious leaders unveiled the Manhattan Declaration: A Call to Christian Conscience, named after our very own borough. It's a manifesto signed by prominent Christian leaders that calls for staunch opposition to things like abortion, gay marriage, and other satatanic ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Defender Magazine Date: Issues from January, February and September, 1955 ... More >>
Plays about place oddly displaced
A Go-Between re-emerges with maybe the best song his dearly departed bandmate ever wrote
The apocalyptic comfort of the Arcade Fire
Evangelicals find home in a Billyburg bar
And the holidays won't be the same
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
Jesus is my co-pilot: two new books hit the road with evangelicals
Battered Bush accepts withdrawal of flagging Supreme Court nominee
'86'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur
Harriet Miers: This is your life
Beyond the aging Billy Graham, some new faces on the Christian right
Losing America's birthright, the George Bush way
Bush White House checked with rapture Christians before latest Israel move
It's the Christian Thing to Do
Local Kids Seek a New Kind of Church Through Hardcore and Hip-Hop
Christian Conservatives Take Their Antigay Campaign to the Schools
Ashcroft to Christian Crowd: Use Government to Sell Jesus