Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

French legislation proposes “mental violence” law

French commercial depicting forms of psychological violence A New York Times article today is reporting that France’s National Assembly approved Thursday night a proposal to add “psychological violence” to a … Continue reading

February 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Anthony Weiner and the White House Health Care “Summit”

My husband and I are ultimate geeks.  He is at the grocery store right now, buying an array of snacky foods for our 10:00 “Health Care Summit Watchin’ Par-tay.” We will … Continue reading

February 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pro-Lifers: this is why we think you are crazy

“You abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children” Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says that disabled children are God’s punishment to women who … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 · 5 Comments

History of Violence: Christian boarding schools and the trial of Jack Patterson

Dr. Jack Patterson, founder of the  Christian boarding school, Reclamation Ranch, goes on trial for aggravated child abuse March 10 in Blount County Alabama.  The trial comes two years after … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 · 69 Comments

Baptist Missionary’s Attorney a rising, right wing political star

Stegall at the mic, Culberth looking on Caleb Stegall, Jefferson County, Kansas District Attorney, has been retained to represent former detained Baptist missionary Drew Culberth. Stegall says that Mr. Culberth … Continue reading

February 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Haitian Judge Releases 8 of 10 Missionaries: Silsby and Coulter left behind

Missionaries Carla Thompson, left and Nicole Lankford leaving Haiti “My faith means everything to me, and I knew this moment would come when the truth would set me free,”Jim Allen of … Continue reading

February 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Glenn Beck & David Barton host Lie-a-palooza 2010

I would never typically write about Glenn Beck.  He is repugnant, but is an entertainer that will be the cause of his own tearful, tea-bagging downfall. My tune has changed … Continue reading

February 12, 2010 · 4 Comments

Baptist Missionaries in Haiti: could be released as early as today

Reuters reported last night that the 10 Baptist Missionaries in Haiti will be released today: “The source said the missionaries, who have been in jail since they were stopped at … Continue reading

February 11, 2010 · 3 Comments

Iowa GOP tactics: throw the gay kids under the (school) bus

Yesterday, the Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives tried to finagle a procedural vote in an attempt to force action on a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Happily, neither … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Top Martyr

“God wanted us to come here to help children, we are convinced of that,”  – Laura Silsby Over the last week, I have been following and reporting on the stranger-by-the-minute story of Laura Silsby, … Continue reading

February 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

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