No. 28

I'm not a great designer, but I can tidy this book cover up for a small fee.

I'm not a great designer, but I can tidy this book cover up for a small fee.

Refuse to do your job. If your cause and rationale are dumb enough, someone will come along and make you out to be a hero.


Sex sells, as they say, but sex is not the only thing that sells. Bigotry sells. Dumbassery sells. Homophobia sells. Heretical righteousness really sells. 

I know I should write more—about the hypocrisy of Mike Huckabee, who wrote a foreword for this book, Under God's Authority: The Kim Davis Story, an autobiography for which the author needed two co-authors; some context for those who don't remember everything about Kim Davis; the weird horridness of the book's publisher, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate group; the irony of a group of people trying to deprive another group of people of matrimonial liberty in the name of religious liberty; the insidiousness of the term "religious liberty"—but I don't have the energy.

One good thing about this book: it could get people who fundamentally hate books to read. Beware, though, if you spend $25 on this book, God will strike you dead if you ever utter the words "economic anxiety."


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