Speaking The Truth In Love: A Response To A Response

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled An Open Letter To Those Who “Speak The Truth In Love”. Saying it was a hit is an understatement; right now, it is the second most viewed post on The Progressive Redneck. It received rave reviews and glowing comments, mostly on Facebook since I can’t seem to get people to […]

It’s a Control Thing

Conservative Christians, evangelicals, fundamentalists or whatever you want to call them claim a moral high ground in their arguments about sex. According to them, the Bible says no sex until marriage. But, it doesn’t. Not anywhere. While it may celebrate marriage in multiple places, it never says “Don’t do it!” (it meaning sex, not marriage) So, where […]

Defending Pat?

One thing I never thought I’d do is take up for Pat Robertson.  I’ve always thought he represents what I hate about the Church: judgmental, narrow-minded and legalistic.  On many occasions, he’s said things that are way beyond the pale.  He’s accused Haiti of making a pact with the devil, said that liberals back abortion rights because lesbians […]