Sacrificed on the Altar of the Armalite

More shootings, more people murdered. More hand wringing while nothing of consequence is done. I guess this is where are now. That’s a statement doesn’t apply to a whole lot in this country. I mean, America has always been RacistSexistHomophobic But we used to at least care about people. Now, even our kids are sacrificed on […]

Radical Islam? How About Radical Christianity?

It’s been almost two weeks since “He who shall not be named” walked into an Orlando nightclub and perpetrated the worst mass shooting in American history. And, as you might expect, the bullshit is flying hot and heavy. Perhaps the heaviest is the Republican’s refusal to even acknowledge that this was a hate crime. I […]

Unintentional Irony + Thinly-veiled Racism = Final Thoughts With Tomi Lahren

I’ve stayed away from commenting on the shootings that occurred in San Bernardino the other day. I’ve done so for multiple reasons, including that I don’t know what to say and that I’m sick to death of hearing about these mass shooting atrocities. I also didn’t want to add to the cacophony of voices spewing […]

Violence and The Radical Welcome Of The Church

There is a quote attributed to Winston Churchill that goes, “The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.” While it can’t be verified that he actually said that, it is a pretty good summation of how Americans handle difficult issues. Or, it used to be. These days we seem […]

The Year in Review

2012 departs at midnight and, evidently, that means we’re supposed to look back and reminisce. I’m not exactly sure why, but who am I to question the prevailing paradigm? 2012 was pretty eventful. Oh sure, not as much as 2001 or any of the WWII years, but it is the most lively one in a […]

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 […]

A Heinous Act

I had every intention of writing about Chik-fil-a and company president Dan Cathey’s assertion of something we really knew: that the Cathey family and Chik-fil-a are basically anti-gay. But, something happened last night that I can’t ignore. In a crowded movie theater, in the middle of the latest Batman movie, a man in a bullet-proof vest stood and fired […]