Tag Archives: Christian Conservatives

The Dick Cavett Show: ‘Christian Views on Abortion and Homosexuality’

“Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey debates with Jane Fonda over his stance on other beliefs and atheism, and discusses the laws surrounding homosexual relations and abortion. Date aired – March 13, 1970 – Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Henry Fonda, Michael … Continue reading

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Religion & Politics: Benjamin E. Zeller- ‘The Cult of Trump? What Cult Rhetoric Actually Reveals’

“In August, Anthony Scaramucci—the former White House director of communications turned Trump critic—called for the political left to approach the Trump administration the way that concerned individuals would approach a cult. “When you’re trying to deprogram people from a cult, … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Douglas Watt- ‘The Glittering, Corrosive Humor of Lenny Bruce’

“Early in 1966, the entertainer Lenny Bruce, who died in the midsummer of that year at the age of forty from a self-administered overdose of morphine, gave his next-to-last public performance, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, a large auditorium near … Continue reading

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David Hoffman: ‘1960s Conservative Describes An America Many See Today’

Source:The New Democrat  “Of course the speaker is the 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. I collected these speeches back then because I was developing ideas for my 6 part television series, Making Sense of the Sixties. Barry Goldwater was … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Douglas Charles; J. Edgar Hoover’s War on Gays

Source:The New Democrat  “Notches J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the “Sex Deviates” Program – NOTCHES” From The Film Archives Not sure if a satirical approach, or a more serious approach about FBI Director Edgar Hoover’s apparent warrant war on homosexuality … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand Institute: ‘Ayn Rand – Her Philosophy in Two Minutes’: Why Leftists & Rightists Hate Ayn Rand

Source:The New Democrat “Learn more about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—a philosophy for living on earth.” From the Ayn Rand Institute From The Atlas Society “Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982). In novels such as The … Continue reading

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Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Andrew Seidel: ‘Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American’

Source:The New Democrat “In this important new book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American, constitutional attorney and scholar at the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), Andrew L. Seidel, begins by explaining what apparently religious language is doing in … Continue reading

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Dennis Prager: ‘Clarity About Nationalism’

Source:The New Democrat “In order to make arguments for nationalism, we have to define it. The first definition in Merriam-Webster is “loyalty and devotion to a nation.” But in a second paragraph, it adds, “especially: a sense of national consciousness … Continue reading

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The Thinking Atheist: Andrew Torrez- ‘Donald Trump, The Courts, and The Evangelical Right’

Source:The New Democrat  “Andrew Torrez is an attorney and co-host of the Opening Arguments podcast. In this short profile, Andrew talks Trump, the law, impeachment(?), and the Supreme Court.” From The Thinking Atheist I guess that I have a different … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair: Opinion- S.E. Cupp: ‘The Conservative Coma’

Source:The New Democrat When I think of the Grand Ole Party ( and saying that with a straight face anymore is getting very difficult ) I think of a Conservative Republican Party that was hawkish when it came to not … Continue reading

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