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 […]

Esther’s Story

So, yesterday’s sermon at College Park Baptist Church was based on the story of Esther. I hear a lot of people who say this is their favorite one in the bible. And, really, who can blame them? The tale of Esther is great storytelling and has everything you could ever want: intrigue, revenge, misogyny, sex, violence. […]

My Story Pt II

On Monday, I began telling you about my charismatic/evangelical upbringing. Part I of this story painted a fairly rosy picture of my early years, concluding it by telling you that rosy childhood ended in 1971 when my father met and became friends with Leon Williford. So, let’s pick up the story there. Leon Williford was a […]

God Hates Yoga Pants?

Recently, David Hayward (aka nakedpastor) published a cartoon about God and yoga pants. Now, you may not be aware of this (I know I wasn’t), but yoga pants are a big issue in evangelical circles. Why is that? Because yoga pants are “revealing” and “very attractive to men”. This is a problem because, apparently, men […]

I Am Sad

Yesterday, we were treated to the news of yet another mass shooting. Reports say that around 8:15 AM, Aaron Alexis walked into Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard and started shooting. Within a few minutes, police units had entered and engaged Alexis in a firefight, killing him. But, not before he killed as many […]

It’s a Control Thing

Well, Miley’s at it again. In a move sure to stir up more controversy, the latest video from the former Disney teen princess features nudity and some rather suggestive scenes. And, by suggestive, I mean licking various things, riding a huge wrecking ball nekkid (the name of the song is “Wrecking Ball, you know) and […]

Virgin Territory

Christians are obsessed with the concept of virginity, which I suppose is only natural since the guy on whom the Christian faith is based is said to have been born of a virgin. But, as with so many other things, we carry this virtue to extremes, telling girls to “save themselves for marriage” and if […]

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 […]

The Slippery Slope

Gun control may be the most talked about subject in a America today. On one extreme, you have left-wing idealists who want to follow the lead of Japan and other countries and ban guns altogether. On the other, their mirror image: right-wing nut jobs who think there should be no restrictions on gun ownership. In the middle […]

Blood on Their Hands?

So, a couple of days ago, I posted the picture to the left on my Facebook page and several other (more liberal) pages that I like. I did so as an experiment; I wanted to see how the various groups would react to the idea that the NRA shares some responsibility in the recent wave of gun-related […]