Sarah Palin’s Weaponized Baptism

Perhaps you’ve heard by now Sarah Palin’s infamous comment about that if she were in charge, “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” The crowd at the NRA annual meeting went wild with applause. Aghast, commentators from across the political spectrum chastised her for employing the sacrament of baptism as a torture […]

Fearful Christianity | Sects and Violence in the Ancient World

Fearful Christianity | Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. The always insightful Steve Wiggins writes on the recent (and reactionary) bill in North Carolina to make Christianity the state religion. A choice quote: Which Christianity would they choose? Who would be welcome in New North Carolina? Mormons? Mennonites? Methodists? Catholics? Well, at least Catholics […]