Double Standards Abound

For the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with news about the militia stand-off in Burns, Oregon. From what I can see, it’s mostly progressive people perpetuating this chatter; my conservative friends are generally silent on the matter. The media hasn’t been much help, either. Much of their coverage has followed along the lines of […]

Kim Davis And America’s Favorite Pastime

You may have noticed that I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet about Kim Davis since she’s been jailed for contempt of court. There are two reasons for that: 1), I felt like crap last Friday and writing was not exactly at the top of my list and 2) I’ve been taking some time to sort out what I think […]

Being A Southerner

I had originally thought about titling this post “Living In The Southland”, but, I have another piece in the works that already carries that name, so… Besides, one can live in the Southland their entire life and never truly be a “southerner”; it’s as much a state of mind as it a locale. So, I thought […]

What You Don’t Know

I saw this online recently and wanted to tell the poster, “What you don’t know is that the girl in front of you with the iPhone may have just lost her job and her service hasn’t been cut off yet. Or maybe uses food stamps to feed her kids because her insufficient paycheck is enough to […]

I’m a Little Peeved

It’s another Monday and, here in North Carolina, that means it’s time for another protest at the State Legislature Building. These protests, called Moral Mondays, started in April in response to what our General Assembly has been up to since getting elected last year, i.e. doing their level best to turn back the clock in this state […]

Love the Sinner

I’m going throw a little twist at you today. We all know that old chestnut “Hate the sin, love the sinner”. And, if you know me, you know how much I’ve come to despise that phrase. I despise it because it has, in my opinion, been used to justify hatred, discrimination and oppression of LGBT […]

I Apologize

I can promise you, I’m not a fan of apologetics of any sort, be they religious, culture or anything else. But, lately, I keep finding myself drawn into the discipline. Not kicking and screaming, certainly; hell, not even against my will. But, pulled in nonetheless. The latest occurrence came over the weekend when I read […]