Next to non-pedophile apologist Catholics, my favorite group of religious-minded folks are Universalist Unitarians, who ground their radical politics on Jesus and a hell of a lot other traditions. I've spoken at four separate congregations in the area, and for the second time at Tapestry in Mission Viejo last month.They always have a great set of monthly speakers (myself excepted, of course), and the coming months will bring UC Irvine law-school dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
This Sunday, however, is a special treat: former Los Angeles Times religion reporter William Lobdell.
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, of course, will forever be grateful to Bill for getting rid of Coker when he upset the blue-haired set back when Dick Nixon died, but we will always give Bill credit for covering religion better than any reporter EVER. His lecture for the Tapestry crowd is called"Is America a Christian Nation? Don't Take the Answer on Faith!" and he'll sign copies of his book, Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace. Tapestry is located at 23436 Madero, Ste. 140, Mission Viejo, and service starts at 10 a.m. See you there!