Posts tagged "Jeff Sharlet"

Limited Understanding of Scandal

Jeff Sharlet, founder of The Revealer, was on Rachel Maddow last night talking about his new book, C Street.  You can watch the clip here.

"Jeff Sharlet has an incredibly rare double talent: the instincts of an investigative reporter coupled with the soul of a historian." --Hanna Rosin

God-Led Government

Catch The Revealer founder, Jeff Sharlet, talking about his new book, C Street, on NPR's "Fresh Air" today.  Among the topics: the anti-gay bill in Uganda, the definition of homosexuality, and The Family, genocide.  The discussion follows up on Jeff's recent article, "Straight man's burden," at Harper's magazine and "Dangerous Liaisons" at The...

Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today Bloggingheads.tv has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the "Ground...

Debating Heaven

Uganda's parliament will soon vote on the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill which originally called for the death penalty for homosexual acts but has been stepped back to require life imprisonment. Michael Wilkerson writes today at Religion Dispatches about The Call's event this weekend in Kampala that was organized to rally support for...

Have You Ever Had Any Unkind Thoughts About L. Ron Hubbard?

01 March 2006 That’s a question asked in a “security check” that’s part of the “auditing” process at the heart of Scientology, the religion created half a century ago by Hubbard, a pulp sci-fi writer. Auditing, as described by Janet Reitman in “Inside Scientology,” a fine exploration of the faith in the latest issue of Rolling...

Sam Brownback Is A Fruit

02 February 2006 On biblical literacy, bigotry, the price of grain, real estate in Tbilisi, free market cheetahs, and the secret work of committees. By Jeff Sharlet Although he’s firmly opposed to both homosexuality and crude slurs such as “fruit,” Senator Sam Brownback won’t mind me saying he is one. That’s because the senator uses...

Half/Life: Jew-Ish Tales

26 January 2006 Sharlet: Publishers Weekly reviews Revealer contributor Laurel Snyder‘s new edited volume, Half/Life: Jew-Ish Tales From Interfaith Homes.”‘Half’ is an interesting, incorrigible, perplexing and profound moniker in its own right, a label that somehow captures the existential angst that all people experience.” Mine, anyway; I’ve an essay in the book, which isforthcoming in April. Fellow contributor Katherine Weber’s essay, “Oy,...

One-Love

26 January 2006 Senator Sam Brownback’s democracy: “‘This, [he says,] being senator, running for president, waving the flag of a Christian nation — ‘is about serving one constituent.’ He raises a hand and points above.” The Revealer’s Jeff Sharlet meets “God’s Senator,” in Rolling Stone.

If Brooke Hurley Had Breasts, She Would Not Be Dancing With Ben Tel

12 January 2006 Sharlet: Lest anyone think my taste for stupid dick jokes is limited to making fun offundamentalist swordsmen, a link to a rare exercise in Jewish adolescent fiction kindly published by my comrades at Killing the Buddha. Of course, the real joke is that the right wing magic sword thing is true, while the mundane...

Poppa’s Got A Brand New Sword

11 January 2006 Fundamentalists get Freudian, for real. “With the right hand of my righteousness.” Do you experience erectile dysfunction? Would you like a little more size? Pastor Rod Parsley wants to help — he’ll turn your “male headship” into a deadly weapon with extra inches. Pastor Rod is the fundamentalist feudal prince of Ohio,...

Married White Female

Married White Female 29 December 2005 Outside of Washington and evangelical circles, Concerned Women for America don’t rate much attention. That’s too bad — CWA is one of the most effective Christian conservative lobbying organizations around. Reporters and activists should take note of CWA’s initiatives, because as often as not they lead to legislation. Last...