The Gay Borg

Boy, the Girl Scouts are really taking it on the chin, lately. First, Archbishop Robert Carlson or the Catholic Church’s St. Louis diocese has encouraged churches and parishioners under his care to move away from the GSA because that organization’s values are incompatible with that of the church. That’s a fair assessment: the GSA is […]

Ted Cruz And The Religious Right: A Match Made In Heaven(?)

To say that this Republican primary season has been a 3-ring circus is like saying George W. Bush wasn’t a very good president: true, but an understatement of mind-boggling proportions. Most of that circus atmosphere is a result of one candidate: human hair ball Donald Trump. As if the mere fact that this online-comments-section-come-to-life is […]

Christians for Trump 2016!

  I don’t know about anyone else, but I have been so underwhelmed by the choices in the upcoming presidential election. Until recently, I floundered around, looking for the true, evangelical Christian candidate, all to no avail. Ben Carson was looking good for a while, but then I realized he’s a Seventh-Day Adventist, and I just […]

Don’t You Think This Stuff Is Getting Out Of Hand?

By now, everyone knows that Friday afternoon, Robert Lewis Dear attacked the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office, killing 3 people and injuring 9. Any way you slice it, this was a terrible tragedy and it left the nation in shock. Well, not really. You see, the shit wasn’t even over before people took to the internet in an attempt […]

Planned Parenthood, Abortion and Me

  Confessions of a Reluctant Pro-Choice Advocate Just to warn you, this post is going to be a little more weighty than most of what you’ll read on The Progressive Redneck. I figured I’d make that disclaimer since the title implies that it’ll be the sort of light-hearted romp I usually throw up on the […]

Are We Wrong About Matt Walsh?

Is it possible we’ve gotten the wrong idea about Matt Walsh? I know I’ve been pretty hard on him, calling him a douchecanoe, a sick and delusional man and America’s shittiest Christian (and that’s just in the just the last few months). Okay, so the last one is new, but you know what I mean. Of […]

You’re Making The Rest Of Us Look Bad

Between the craziness about the flag and the way conservative Christians have lost their fucking minds over the Court’s ruling on marriage, it’s an interesting time to be a progressive blogger with a snarky, sarcastic side. We’ve all seen the crap coming from Tony Perkins, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and a host of others.  But, the […]

Why, That’s Just Crazy Talk!

Recently, a friend shared an article that quoted part-time pastor and full-time shill for Israel John Hagee as saying that women should be put in jail for calling out, “Oh god” when they’re knocking boots. I have to say I was ecstatic at this gift from comedy heaven; maybe not as thrilled as Jon Stewart […]

I’ll Take Two Boxes, Please

Yesterday, during worship, the Daisy troop that meets at College Park Baptist Church introduced themselves and told us a few things they were doing, like purchasing stuffed animals to help children who have been resettled in our area (Greensboro has a history of welcoming refugees) and donating a portion of the money from cookie sales […]

Glass Houses

So far, it’s been one of those days. Not in a bad way, though; my snark-o-meter has been going babies (that’s an Adventure Time reference for all you hopeless squares). It’s always a good day when that happens. As usual, I began my writing process with some procrastinating surfing morning reflection. Just a few minutes in, I […]