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 […]

An Open Letter To Women Upset About Hobby Lobby

Ladies, I know you’re upset about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v Hobby Lobby. Heck, I can understand your anger, at least a little bit. You think we men are trying to control you and your bodies, but we’re not. Okay, we are; but it’s for your own good, I swear. Look, we all know you […]

A Very Low Bar

So, Pope Francis has spoken and, once again, progressive Christians have swooned over how forward thinking he is. An article from LiberalAmerica on his latest interview gushes “…this new Pope reveals refreshingly candid, humble, and open-minded views on many subjects.” Everything Francis has said falls into the moderate category at best, so why are we […]

The Perks of Being a Man?

I’m not going to lie to you, I like being a man. We’ve got a lot going for us, you know. A lot of cool things are either named after us or have “man” in them somewhere: mankind, manhood, woman, human, see what I mean? And, because our we have outdoor plumbing, we don’t have nearly as much […]

A New Series: Compassion Counts

For the third part in this series about how Jesus changed the world, we’re talking about compassion. To begin with, let’s get a definition of the word. According to Dictionary.com, compassion is “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” Deep sympathy […]

Turning Back The Clock

Is it just me or does there seem to be a concerted effort to turn the clock back to the 1950’s? Recently, we’ve seen major arguments about birth control, over whether it should be covered under insurance or even allowed at all. Several Catholic Universities have cancelled all health care for students rather than comply with the […]

But, I Don’t Want To Do It!

A lot of times, when I write about stuff that’s been all over the news, I’ll start by saying something like “Unless you live under a rock, you know…,” followed by whatever tidbit of news I’m wound up about. I would start that way this time, but, I just found out my oldest daughter evidently lives […]