Watching Deadpool is a One-way Ticket to Hell

That’s the word on the evangelical street, y’all. You will not pass Go and you will not collect $200. You will, however, spend eternity in the bottomless pit and being tormented at Satan’s pleasure.  Now, you may be wondering why is watching “Deadpool” a one-way ticket to Hell? Because, people are nekkid in it, that’s […]

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 […]

Well played, Arkansas. Well played.

This past weekend, the League of the South’s Arkansas chapter  celebrated America’s birthday with a rally in support of “traditional marriage” and, get this, the Confederate flag. I’ll pause here for a minute to the deliciousness of that irony sink in…, is that not awesome? Of course, it’s easy for me to revel in this amazing display […]

The Spirit Of The Law

I am a huge Gareth Higgins fan. The man has a way of taking ideas that have danced around in my head for a long time and reducing them to a few, taut, concise sentences. A few years ago, in Memphis, he said “The Gospel is not “Don’t say ‘fuck’. It’s not ‘Don’t sleep with […]

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 […]

Is the Double Standard Alive and Well?

It took a couple of days, but I’ve decided to say my piece about Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance. Saying it’s stirred up a hornet’s nest is a huge understatement. Cyrus and MTV have been accused of sending sexually charged messages to children and Cyrus herself has been called “desperate” and her on-stage antics “disgusting”. But, […]

Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’

“Don’t get above your raisin’ ” is one of those uniquely southern sayings, like “Bless your heart”, “How’s your mama and ’em” and any phrase with the word “fixin’ ” in it. You don’t hear it so much anymore, it was dying out as my generation came along. But, I did hear some old-timers use […]

The Culture of Violence

Saturday, in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown Ct, I said “the real problem we’re facing isn’t the easy availability guns or that God isn’t allowed in our schools. It’s the culture of violence Americans seem hell bound to perpetuate.” What do I mean by this? Turn on the television and scan the channels. Very […]

War on Christmas?

As usual for this time of year, conservatives have trotted out their War on Christmas meme. Well, let’s say FoxNews has trotted it out, because I can’t find that much about this supposed war from other conservative sources. But, considering how ubiquitous Fox is on the conservative front, that’s not really saying all that much. They’re […]