Hypocrisy Much? Theologian Who Uses Bible to Justify Tax Hikes, Gun Co
April 5th, 2013 3:32 PM
"I never thought I would write these words, but I agree with Bill O’Reilly (in part)." That's how Center for American Progress senior fellow and liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite opened her latest column for the Washington Post "On Faith" section, "Thumping the Bible: O’Reilly, gay marriage, and theology."
Brooks Thistlethwaite was praising the Fox News anchor for "vigorously…
WashPost Religion Feature Spotlights Liberal Theologian Arguing Holy W
March 27th, 2013 4:58 PM
Out: Using Holy Week to push gun control.That's so 2012. In: Using Holy Week as a news hook for pushing same-sex marriage.
Last April, I noted how liberal theologian and Washington Post "On Faith" contributor Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite used the week leading up to Easter as an opportunity to shame Christians towards getting rid of their firearms, twisting and contorting Christian Scripture to…
Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals
March 13th, 2013 1:45 PM
When liberals and their media allies have an agenda to push, they’ll use any tool at hand. The left often rails against the presence of religion in civic life, mocking conservative Christians as “Taliban” agitating for theocracy. But other times, they find faith to be a handy weapon to bludgeon conservatives. And they’ll go so far as to reinterpret and rewrite the Bible to justify any liberal…
WaPo Blogger Compares Gun Lobby to Pagan God Demanding Child Sacrifice
December 18th, 2012 3:41 PM
“Americans trust their guns, not God,” and the gun lobby is sacrificing children to an ancient pagan god demanding child sacrifice. That’s the message of Washington Post ‘On Faith’ theological train-wreck Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite’s plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Thistlethwaite complained in a December 17 post: “It is becoming…
WashPost 'On Faith' Contributor Misrepresents, Then Bashes Mourdock Us
October 25th, 2012 10:58 AM
In her rush to condemn U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite -- no stranger to criticism here on NewsBusters -- took the Indiana Republican's recent comments on abortion out of context and subsequently offered up readers a theology which, if followed to its logical conclusion, demeans the humanity and God-given dignity of persons living today who…
WashPost 'On Faith' Contributor Uses Aurora Shooting As Occasion to Pr
July 23rd, 2012 12:50 PM
Americans trust guns more than they do, God, Washington Post "On Faith" contributor Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite insists in her July 22 post. The liberal theologian preaches for the need to correct the idolatry by, you guessed it, more gun control, just as she did back during Holy Week.
Brooks Thistlethwaite, a senior fellow for the liberal Center for American Progress, returned to her shtick…
WashPost Gives Platform to Lib Theologian: Global Warming Is God's 'Ju
April 23rd, 2012 2:45 PM
When conservative televangelist Pat Robertson sees God's wrath against sexual sins as the cause for devastating natural disasters, it's roundly mocked by the liberal secular media. How dare Robertson presume to speak for God, many huff. But the Left's double standard is no more evident than yesterday when the Washington Post's website published an Earth Day "On Faith" column by a liberal…
WashPost 'On Faith' Marks Tax Day with 'Bible Lesson' From Liberal The
April 16th, 2012 1:05 PM
April 15, Tax Day, fell on a Sunday this year. American taxpayers get a two-day reprieve on the deadline this year thanks to Monday being a public holiday in the District of Columbia. But all the same, it was the perfect occasion for the Washington Post's On Faith feature to give readers a liberal homily on taxes.
Liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite had the honors. "There’s nothing…
WashPost 'On Faith' Uses Holy Week As Occasion to Push Against Gun Rig
April 4th, 2012 12:52 PM
It doesn't take a special occasion or a holiday on the Christian calendar for Washington Post's On Faith feature to pound the pulpit for liberal political positions, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Take for instance how regular On Faith contributor and liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite used her April 1 blog post as the occasion to insist this Holy Week that Christians everywhere…
Religion of Liberalism: Washington Post's 'On Faith' Blog
March 12th, 2012 11:31 AM
The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog network bills itself as “a conversation on religion and politics.” But the conversation of “On Faith” more accurately resembles a diatribe justifying liberal politics with religious imagery.
During this past week, Becky Garrison claimed that Christian actor Kirk Cameron was not a Christian because he opposes homosexual marriage, and Lisa Miller…
The Da Vinci Speech Code? WaPo’s 'On Faith' Invokes Mary Magdalene t
March 8th, 2012 3:00 PM
Things are getting pretty surreal around the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog when a supposedly credentialed cleric turns to the loopy fiction of “The Da Vinci Code” for ammunition to attack Rush Limbaugh.
Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, a minister in the United Church of Christ and a senior fellow at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, attacked Limbaugh by comparing…
WaPo 'On Faith' Contributor: Jesus Would Be An Occupy Supporter
December 8th, 2011 6:22 PM
Here we go again. Washington Post "On Faith" contributor Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is once again twisting Christian scripture to push a liberal economic agenda.
You may recall the liberal theologian and Center for American Progress fellow last month contorted The Lord's Prayer into an argument for government to "forgive" students loan debt contracted between private parties. Now the Chicago…
WaPo 'On Faith' Contributor: Jesus Would Want Government to 'Forgive
November 30th, 2011 4:22 PM
Liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite has often used her perch on Washington Post's "On Faith" section to pound the pulpit for liberal economic ideas twisting Christian Scripture to support her views and, by extension, implicitly condemn as heresy dissenting ones.
Monday's blog post "Forgive us our student loan debt" was no exception as the Center for American Progress senior fellow…
WashPost's 'On Faith' Pounds Pulpit for Tax Hikes on 'The Wealthy
September 20th, 2011 11:06 AM
The Washington Post religion page is thundering from the pulpit again, preaching to the liberal choir on the godliness of higher taxes.
In "It's not 'class warfare,' it's Christianity," "On Faith" contributor and liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite defends President Obama's call for tax hikes on top income earners, arguing in essence that President Obama is helping us all be…