Kind of Like This…, But, Sinnier

The idea of sin is one that concerns Christians no matter what they believe. What is sin, how do I keep from sinning, what happens when I sin, etc; these are questions we all ask. All too often the answers we get are…, not good, not good at all. They’re not good because they have […]

Should True Love Wait?

In the past week, I’ve read two blog posts about sex and, while they didn’t change the way I think, they articulated what I thought in a different way. The first came from Jamie Wright (aka “the very worst missionary) and was titled “Sex Pt. 2, Why Wait?” (for an excellent overview on what purity […]

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 […]

God is Love

I didn’t really have time to write anything today, due to some medical stuff (nothing serious, just follow-up for previous issues), so, I’m cheating. This is basically a repost of something I wrote several months ago in response to a blog challenge from Tony Jones. In it, he asked bloggers to write something substantive about […]

Changing My Life

Two nights ago, Will D. Campbell, author, pastor, civil rights activist and general rabble-rouser, passed away. I became acquainted with Brother Will through Hugh Hollowell, who credits Campbell’s work as the reason he became a pastor running a ministry serving an at-risk population. Both Hugh and another friend, Lia Scholl (the one and only @roguereverend) […]

Master (or Mistress) of Your Domain?

It’s no secret American Christians aren’t comfortable with sex. It’s so bad, the mere mention of sex around a good fundamentalist can set off “more nervous tics than a Lyme disease research facility“. You’re not supposed to even think about sex before marriage (except to just say no) and that includes masturbation. For most folks, wanking isn’t […]

There’s An App For That

In this case, “that” is curing the gay. A group called “Setting Captives Free” has published an app on Google Play that they claim can cure gay people with a two month course. Well, isn’t that special? And, it’s not just those dirty homosexuals who are helped by Setting Captives Free, they have programs for gamblers, […]

Whose Truth?

I don’t write about the Catholic Church much. Not so much because I disagree with them, but because they are outside my frame of reference. I’ve only been to a couple of Catholic services in my life and, as a southerner, that whole hierarchy and papal infallibility thing makes me itch. If I don’t write […]

Um, Really?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Boy Scouts of America recently allowed gay kids to be in their club. Or, as Jesse Berney said in The Guardian, “There have always been gay children in the Boy Scouts. What changed yesterday is that they won’t kick you out if you tell people you’re […]

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat?

For those of you who don’t know, I was a career firefighter until I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had to retire. I also live in North Carolina. As a result, the majority of people I know are pretty conservative, which exposes me to a lot of conservative talk and ideas. One is the […]