Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Geez, it seems like no matter where I look these days, there’s god-damned rainbow staring me in the face. It’s all over Facebook and there are pictures of that damned flag everywhere. Hell, I’ve even seen a couple in real life. And, that this is happening as the Confederate flag is coming down makes things […]

Why, That’s Just Crazy Talk

So, it appears that since the last mid-term elections, President Obama has subscribed to “No F@#ks Monthly” and his extremely low GASF was on full display Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. In a speech before faith and political leaders, he called out Christians for throwing rocks at Islam because of it’s more violent practitioners: “Humanity has […]

The New Jim Crow? Pt II

Just when I thought conservative Christians couldn’t treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks any worse, they actually found a way. Since denying them the right of marriage wasn’t enough to force those perverts back into the closet where we could pretend they didn’t exist,  several states are working on laws that legalize discrimination against LGBT […]

Bigotry? I Don’t Think So

Except for one post about the Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty uproar, I haven’t really said much about it. Oh, I’ve liked a couple of posts on Facebook, retweeted a few things on Twitter and even made a comment or two. But, I haven’t staked my claim to the story like some bloggers have; mostly because I […]

Way To Go, A&E

Unless you live under a rock, you know that reality star/pastor/duck hunter extraordinaire Phil Robertson has been suspended from the best show on television, Duck Dynasty, merely for preaching the gospel and speaking his mind. In an interview with GQ magazine, he spoke on the disgusting sin of homosexuality and the current plight of the […]

Jesus and Santa

Well, the heathens are at it again. The latest shot fired in the war on Christmas involves Santa Claus and Jesus. Now, as much as I hate having that fat pagan’s name mentioned in the same sentence as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I can’t let this attack go by without comment. What am […]

Hope

Saturday night, a jury of his peers found George Zimmerman not guilty of  murdering Trayvon Martin. On hearing the news, I was stunned, scrabbling to process such insanity. Later, I was reminded of one of my favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, shocking, right? A southerner who writes is required by law to list Harper […]

On This Day in History

53 years ago today, four N. C. A&T students walked in and sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N. C. A group of people sitting down at the lunch counter wasn’t a big deal, it happened every day. But, these four young men, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair (now Jibreel Khazan) and David Richmond, were […]

The Two Faces of the South

Before I say anything else, I want to profess my love of the region I’ve lived in all my life. It has formed me, nurtured me and helped make me the man I am today. In many ways, the southeastern United States is a world unto itself and there are many good things here. Family […]

The New Jim Crow?

In 1875, the state of North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment about marriage. This one declared “all marriages between a white person and a Negro or between a white person and a person of Negro descent to the third generation inclusive are, hereby, forever prohibited.” Now, when this amendment passed, there were no “activist judges” who […]