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 […]

The Battle Of The Cup

Apparently, this is what a “war on Christmas” looks like. I had originally planned to start this piece by telling you that the conservative’s “War on Christmas” has started early this year, thanks to Starbucks’ new minimalist holiday cup design. Unless you live under a rock, however, you already know that because “The Battle Of The […]

An Open Letter To Parents Of Transgender Kids

Dear Conservative Christian Parents of kids who are transgender; You probably don’t know me, but I know you. I’ve been where you are and I know what you’re going through, right now. Well, not exactly; while I have been a Christian most of my life, I’ve never really been a conservative one. But, I am the […]

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat

  The other day, I found this site called The Onion and it is great. I mean, yeah, that’s a weird name and all, but they have some killer articles on there. Like the one about the woman who’s an expert on what poor people should have in their shopping carts (now, that’s a needed service) […]

You Just Don’t Get It

Now and then, I hear about churches that just don’t seem to get it. Like the one in the picture shown here, or the church in Raleigh who found homeless people sleeping on their property at night and had them arrested for trespassing, they completely miss what the church is supposed to be about. Once, […]

Relationships

The folks at Love Wins say homelessness isn’t really a lack of housing, it’s a lack of relationships. A lot of people who are homeless, hungry, poor, etc., don’t have relationships with others who can make sure they’re not outdoors, have enough to eat, are sufficiently clothed and any of the other necessities that life […]

Food and Poverty

Last night, my brother, who is a fresh food Nazi hippy advocate posted a Slate article titled Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem which made the (not so) startling declaration that access to better food didn’t necessarily translate to improved health for people experiencing poverty. He expressed incredulity at that, saying: “Having access to fresh food doesn’t make people healthier? I […]

Snow Day

Yesterday, my part of the country had its first significant snowfall in a couple of years;  which,  according to Eric Chilton on WFMY-TV, was 1.5 inches. I realize that’s a light dusting for some of you, but keep in mind the term “significant” is relative; in places that get don’t much snow (like the South), pretty much […]

Holly Was a Hoodrat

Right now, one of my favorite songs is How a Resurrection Really Feels from The Hold Steady’s amazing Separation Sunday album. Today’s title is the first line of that song’s chorus and it was that line that caught my attention. I know a couple of Holly’s and they are so not hood rats. It was the rest of the song, […]

Sacrilege!

***Warning, this post contains satire. Read accordingly. *** This weekend, I read an article that surprised me…, at first. It seems that Timothy Schmalz, an artist in Ontario, Canada, created a statue of Jesus that was rejected by most of the churches he offered it to. Wait a minute, a statue of Jesus that was […]