Christians For Tru…, Aw, F**k It

This is the first Monday I’ve sat down to write (here on the blog, at least) since school started back in August. I have this opportunity because it’s Fall break this week and I’m on vacation. As we normally do this time of year, Diana and I are spending a week in the semi-tropical paradise […]

Diddling For Demons?

Today, my friends, we’re going down the dark, creepy rabbit hole that is fundamentalist Christian sexual concepts. The one we’re looking at today involves demons; which¬†should tell you just how fucked up things are in that realm. If reading something that makes you feel like you’ll never be clean again isn’t your bag, you may […]

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 […]

Who’s It Hurting?

On Dan Whitney, Political Correctness and Trans Issues For reasons unbeknownst to me now, there was a time when I found Dan Whitney’s faux southern redneck pose (aka Larry The Cable Guy) funny. I shouldn’t have; even if you leave out all the racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ crap he spews, it’s still offensive to southerners because […]

God Still Hates Yoga Pants?

The world keeps on turning and, somehow, we’ve come back to the yoga pants conversation again. Before we go any further, let me state for the record, that I believe yoga pants are awesome. Think about it, we’re talking about something that makes women look good, but is also comfortable for them? Considering all the […]

Good Christian Sex

You know, after the walk down Creepy Street I took while researching Monday’s post about purity culture, I didn’t think I could find something worse. But, I did; much, much worse. A few hours after writing that post, I stumbled across a new site called Biblical Gender Roles. With a name like that, you know […]

Purity Culture

God’s Will or Oddly Repulsive? One of the weirder and, let’s face it, creepier aspects of conservative Christianity is its obsession with sex. And, nowhere is that more apparent than something known as “purity culture”. Now, some of you may be wondering “What the hell is ‘purity culture’?” Well, according to No Shame Movement, it […]

Targeting Toys

I’ve been a little out of the loop the past couple of days (nothing major, just kind of spacing out) and I thought I had missed the window of opportunity to get all snarky about the backlash against Target’s decision to remove gender labels in its toy section. Rachel Held Evans, who is a great […]

Is The Double Standard Crumbling?

  Sometime in the last year or so, I started getting email notifications from Relevant magazine with links to current stories appearing in the print version. You’re probably wondering why a somewhat progressive, curmudgeonly old fart like me hasn’t unsubscribed from a Christian magazine aimed at millenials; especially one that has ties to Strang Communications, […]

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 […]