Posts tagged "Jeff Sharlet"

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...

You Say Jesus, I Say Geezus!

29 December 2005 Sharlet: One of my colleagues here at The Revealer saw more virtue in Sylvia Topp’s Village Voice rant about Bush’s religion than I did. The awkward part is that I’d already responded to a friend at the Voice to the effect that the best I could say about the essay was nothing....

NYT Chuckles at Fundies, and Does Their Work for Them

Jeff Sharlet: Are U.S. military chaplains promoting homophobia and discrimination against non-Christian women on taxpayer time? The New York Times reports that New Life Ministries plans to send 6,000 sexual abstinence kits, titled “Every Soldier’s Battle,” to U.S. military chaplains who’ve requested them as counseling tools for soldiers. The Times notes that the kits are...

Killing the Buddha

By Jeff Sharlet Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible has just been published in paperback by Free Press / Simon & Schuster. When my co-author Peter Manseau and I set out to make Killing the Buddha, we wrote that “we had lost faith in the way faith gets talked about in America, the way it’s...

New Virgins

12 October 2005 Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet responds to Jeremy Lott about the importance of chastity to the Christian conservative movement, on Beliefnet.

This Is Not What It Seems

12 October 2005 Sharlet: I’ve a short item on Harriet Miers’ church, Valley View Christian, coming out in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. Poking around the site, I came across a startling link, to theGospel Broadcasting Association, which declares: “This ministry is directed to the peoples of the world which historically have embraced Christianity–namely, the Caucasians,...

Pitbull Press

12 October 2005 Sharlet: 10 minutes after I write a Revealer item wondering why the press failed to notice the white supremacist, Christian conspiracy link on the site of Harriet Miers‘ church (it’s not what you think), liberal site Daily Kos brings news of a press biting into a religious question like pitbulls. In a 32 minute press briefing, demanded...

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Radical Feminazi Stealth Rag

07 October 2005 Christian Right leader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council takes a swipe at my former Chronicle of Higher Education colleague Peter Schmidt in the latest edition of his email newsletter. Peter’s sin? Reporting that Harriet Miers helped establish a lecture series at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University, that has often featured liberal speakers. “The Chronicle is certainly no friend of the pro-life cause,”...

Our New Deal

This past summer, I announced that The Revealer‘s foundation funding had come to an end. But that doesn’t mark its death. Starting this fall — now — The Revealer takes on a greatly-expanded staff of graduate student journalists, who’ll be providing much of the commentary in our “Today,” “Timely,” and “Timeless” blog columns below and...

Journalism Faces Faith

Magazine Writing: Journalism Faces Faith By Jeff Sharlet Abbreviated In an era of culture war, holy war, and technological revolution, religion, in the true, broad sense, permeates at least half the stories in the news. Iraq, Iran, Israel — we know those are religion stories. George W. Bush is a religion story. Stem cell research...

“The Rest of the Goddamn Nation”

Those aren’t the words of a starving prisoner of the New Orleans Superdome, radicalized by the realization that he or she may well die for lack of a school bus. They’re the words of Col. Terry Ebert, director of Homeland Security for New Orleans. FEMA’s response — or lack thereof — he told The New...