Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? A Response to Valerie Tarico’s “9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does…”

Forward with our review of Valerie Tarico’s piece from salon.com, which began here. Today, we look at an accusation about science: 5. Undermining science is evil.Science has been called what we know about how not to fool ourselves.The discovery of empiricism and falsification—a method of inquiry that forces scholars to ask the questions that could show…

Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? Responding to Valerie Turico’s “9 Sinister Things that the Christian Right Does…” Part 5

Continuing our look at Valerie Turico’s piece, “9 Sinister Things that the Christian Right Does in the Name of God”, we move to point number 4 in her article which is an accusation: She states, 4. Obstructing humanity’s transition to more thoughtful, intentional childbearing is evil.“If a woman dies in [child]bearing, let her die; she…

Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? A Response to Valerie Turico’s “9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does…” Part 4

Taking another look at Valerie Turico’s piece as I continue my analysis and response, today, we look at point number three, where she states, 3. Demeaning and subjugating women is evil.When it comes to dignity and equality for women, instead of acting as moral torchbearers, Bible believers have been at the back of the pack…

Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? A Response to Valerie Turico’s “9 Sinister Things that the Christian Right Does…” Part 3

Continuing my response to Valerie Turico’s argument from salon.com, we look at point number 2: 2. Denying young people accurate information about their bodies is evil.The U.S. government just spent a decade and a billion dollars on failed abstinence-only education programs concocted by Bible believers who live in some delusional world where prohibition works and virginity is…

Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? A Response to Valerie Turico’s “9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does…” Part 2

In my previous post, I set up the necessary foundation for my response to Valerie Turico’s post on salon.com, in regards to her article, “9 Sinsister Things the Christian Right Does in the Name of God”. Today, we’ll look at the first of the nine points that she makes. She begins, 1. Opposing protections and…

Why Do They Have to Misrepresent Us? A Response to Valerie Turico’s “9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does…”

It seems that all that really appeals to me at the moment is to make responses to articles or websites, such as the lengthy response I made to the website “God is imaginary” (which begins here) or Mark Sandlin’s post (which begins here). Another article from salon.com, which is dated July 2014, caught my attention…