Be Sure To Get Your Lesbian Abortion Cookies

Well, friends, it’s that time of year again. It seems that, yet again, conservative Christians have their knickers in a twist over Girl Scout cookies. Yesterday, Franklin Graham took to Facebook to let us know that he’s not buying any this year, because these tasty treats raise funds for the Girl Scouts’ secular humanist, America-wrecking agenda. […]

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 […]

Taste The Rainbow, Mike

In the Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination (aka 2nd place in the general election), all the candidates have touted their Christian bona fides. Hell, even the Donald has claimed the mantle of “Christian” and said the Bible is his favorite book ever (he couldn’t point to a verse he liked, however). But, in […]

Iceman Is Gay And Franklin Graham Isn’t Happy

That’s right, boys and girls; classic X-Men member Iceman (aka Bobby Drake) has come out as gay and Franklin Graham is pissed. He took to Facebook to let us about this latest outrage from “the gays,” posting:           Really? With all that’s going on in the world,  who has time to […]

“Contemporary” Isn’t A Cuss Word

I am so sick of people laying part of the blame for the church’s decline at the feet of “the contemporary worship experience”. I’m talking about people like Steve McSwain, who said in his article Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore that “It’s been the trend in the last couple of decades for traditional, mainline […]

Spank You Very Much

Is that a rather flip title for a post dealing with child abuse? Probably, but stupid humor is one of the ways I deal with uncomfortable subjects. And, to be sure, this is an uncomfortable subject for me. In fact, writing this post has been very difficult because I have dealt with more than my […]

Sometimes, A Cigar Is Just A Cigar

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of posts and articles about being in one’s 40’s. I have two reactions when I read them: 1) I chuckle and think “Oh, that’s cute” and 2) I wonder if I sounded the same way when I was in my 40’s. I’m afraid the answer to that is yes, I […]

The Problem With Youth Ministry

I’ve read a couple of articles about youth in the church, lately. One cited a survey by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches that claimed that young people are driven away from church because youth groups are shallow and entertainment driven. The other was from Tony Jones, who is frustrated at “how quickly people abdicate […]

A Piece of My Childhood Comes to the Big Screen?

Yesterday, I saw where someone is making a movie based on a Jack Chick’s Dark Dungeons. I never read this particular one, but I remember Chick tracts from my youth. While they scared the ever-loving bejeezus out of me, I couldn’t not read them. The idea of someone making a movie based on one makes me very […]

10 Things Everyone Should Know

Every so often, I see lists of things someone thinks the rest of us should know. Never being one to shy away from stealing an idea, I decided to do my own. So, here’s my contribution. It’s not about you _ This, for me at least, is the core of the Gospel. You know, “love your […]