The Spray-Tanned, Tiny Handed Devil

Over the weekend, I offered space here on “The Progressive Redneck” to anyone who is a member of the groups worried about their future under a Donald Trump presidency. The first person to take me up on that offer is my friend, Joshua Allen. I first met Josh when I was volunteering at Love Wins Ministries […]

10 Things You Can’t Do And Call Yourself A Progressive Christian

The Progressive Edition A certain popular progressive Christian blogger has made a name for himself with a series of posts titled “10 Things You Can’t _________”. These lists make some really good points, but I have a slight problem with them: they’re all directed at conservative, evangelical and/or fundamentalist Christians. That’s a problem for me […]

Pat McCrory to Charlotte: Let’s Make A Deal

Yeah, I know I haven’t written in a while, but this school thing takes a lot more time than I expected. Between my class schedule and homework, my blogging frequency has dropped off dramatically. But, a recent development has prompted me to shake the dust off of the Progressive Redneck and dispense my own particular […]

A Few Thoughts On NC House Bill 2

It would’ve been more timely if I had written this yesterday, but I had a prior engagement with some wisteria vines and privet hedge that had to be kept. That’s probably for the best because, yesterday, I was still pretty pissed off about today’s subject and things were a little raw. Had I written this […]

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 […]

God Is Still Speaking. But Kenneth Copeland And Jesse Duplantis Aren’t Listening

In the past, I’ve said that every now and then, the internet gives you a gift. And, often, that gift is amazing. Generally, those gifts come in the form of some celebrity Christian saying or doing something unintentionally funny. A lot of the time, it’s a comment that accidentally ironic and reveals things they really don’t […]

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 […]

#WorstResponders

Unless you live under a rock, the phrase “9-11” carries a certain weight. Many of us remember that day with a frightening clarity; one born of watching terrible events play out in real-time on our televisions. Some, like me, were sitting in a fire station and saw our brothers and sisters of the FDNY selflessly […]

Unintentional Irony + Thinly-veiled Racism = Final Thoughts With Tomi Lahren

I’ve stayed away from commenting on the shootings that occurred in San Bernardino the other day. I’ve done so for multiple reasons, including that I don’t know what to say and that I’m sick to death of hearing about these mass shooting atrocities. I also didn’t want to add to the cacophony of voices spewing […]

The National Religious Liberties(?) Conference

These days, it seems like bat shit crazy is everywhere you look. Between Ben Carson’s notion that Joseph (you know, from the Bible?) built the pyramids to serve as grain silos, people getting their shorts in a knot over a god damn paper cup and the mere fact that human hair ball Donald Trump is […]