Planned Parenthood, Abortion and Me

  Confessions of a Reluctant Pro-Choice Advocate Just to warn you, this post is going to be a little more weighty than most of what you’ll read on The Progressive Redneck. I figured I’d make that disclaimer since the title implies that it’ll be the sort of light-hearted romp I usually throw up on the […]

Iceman Is Gay And Franklin Graham Isn’t Happy

That’s right, boys and girls; classic X-Men member Iceman (aka Bobby Drake) has come out as gay and Franklin Graham is pissed. He took to Facebook to let us about this latest outrage from “the gays,” posting:           Really? With all that’s going on in the world,  who has time to […]

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat

  The other day, I found this site called The Onion and it is great. I mean, yeah, that’s a weird name and all, but they have some killer articles on there. Like the one about the woman who’s an expert on what poor people should have in their shopping carts (now, that’s a needed service) […]

You Just Don’t Get It

Now and then, I hear about churches that just don’t seem to get it. Like the one in the picture shown here, or the church in Raleigh who found homeless people sleeping on their property at night and had them arrested for trespassing, they completely miss what the church is supposed to be about. Once, […]

Moral Monday

Saturday, February 8th,  eight days from now, will see the next Moral Monday rally. I am a supporter of this movement and, today, I want to share a few thoughts on the matter with you, As a 52-year-old white male who grew up in rural North Carolina, I should be me squarely on the Republican side of […]

“Those People”

A few days ago, I wrote a piece titled “Are You a Bigot?” where I said “Probably not, but you’ve more than likely said bigoted things and didn’t even realize it.” In the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this very thing. One has to do with the recent hoopla over Abercrombie and […]

Did it Really Happen That Way?

As this season of Advent began, I had all intentions of doing several posts about it. Events, however, didn’t allow for that because I try to write about things while they’re current and the events in  Newtown were something that couldn’t be ignored. But, while there are things I still want to address on that subject, today I’m […]