Posts tagged "Jeff Sharlet"

Sweet Heaven

My predecessor, founding editor of The Revealer, Jeff Sharlet, has a new book out that you should all run to buy, Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country In Between (W.W. Norton & Company, 264 pages).  The thirteen essays that make up the book examine varieties of faith, however vastly defined...

Inferiority Complexes

From "Fundamentalism Spring Eternal for GOP," at Washington Post by The Revealer founding editor, Jeff Sharlet:
Social conservatives, particularly of the Protestant variety, want out of 2012 what they’ve wanted since H.L. Mencken handed them a shellacking at the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in 1925: respectability. Christian conservatives have either dominated American politics or shouted loudest...

Fall 2011 Revealer Reading Series

Books and more books! Join us this fall for three reading events that will feature some of our very favorite religion writers.

Sharlet Pride!

A giant congratulations to The Revealer's founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, recipient of the Molly National Journalism Prize, named for Molly Ivins and sponsored by The Texas Observer.  The award is for Jeff's Harper's article on how US evangelicals contributed to the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda. He beat out Maureen Dowd of The...

Networking What?

A week after David Kato, a rights activist, was killed in Uganda, President Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast.  More on Kato at the New Yorker.

Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Violence

At the last minute Friday night, Brenda Namigadde, an activist from Uganda, was granted a reprieve by the UK from deportation.  She had already boarded a plane bound for Uganda. Targeted by the Ugandan paper Rolling Stone as a lesbian, along with one hundred other gay and lesbian activists -- one of which, David Kato, was...

Hersh and God’s Army

This week veteran journalist Seymour Hersh came under fire for having delivered what Foreign Policy calls a "conspiracy-laden" speech in Doha, Qatar.  Speaking of some members of the Joint Special Operations Command, Hersh said, ""They do see what they're doing...it's a crusade, literally. They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They're protecting...

Preparing to Fight the
Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Truth Wins Out takes the time to note contact information for senators and representatives as well as Ugandan officials affiliated with The Family and the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.  A vote, according to TWO's Wayne Bresen is slated for some time after January 18th. For more, read Warren Throckmorton here.

Thanks, Dennis Dutton

by Jeff Sharlet Head over to Arts & Letters Daily and scroll down the left column to this sad item: links to a couple of dozen obituaries marking the death, on December 28, of A&L founder Denis Dutton. You can find details of Dutton's wonderfully generous contrarianism there; here, I'll point to the obvious, which is that...

Small-r Rebellion

Gary Younge, a feature writer for the Guardian, has written that the Tea Party is "not a new phenomenon. It's simply a new name for an old phenomenon – the American hard right."  A disparate, loose group of previously unnamed ideas and motivations, with a boat load of money and its own TV channel.
The...

Ugandan Genocide, On Schedule

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the "kill the gays" bill, never went away.  We were just supposed to think it did.  A debate of the bill is set to begin before Uganda's parliament in the next few months, writes Warren Throckmorton, who last week interviewed the author of the bill, David...

Tea Party Theology

From "Is the Tea Party becoming a religious movement?" by Jeff Sharlet at CNN.
Liberals and centrists wring their hands over Miller and giggle about O'Donnell, hoping that her political hopelessness somehow proves that the movement isn't going. They compile lists of what they take to be her craziest statements, such as her confession that...