Pray the Gay Away?

Last week, the President responded to a petition on the White House’s “We the People” site calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors and enact Leelah’s Law, lending his support. As the father of a transgender teen, I couldn’t be happier. But, there are others who don’t share that happiness; mostly conservatives. […]

It’s Not All Doom And Gloom

Let say this right up front: last night was not a good night for Americans with a progressive bent. Hell, it wasn’t even a good one for moderates, considering that moderate Republicans are pretty thin on the ground these days. But, are things really as bad as some of the progressive blogs and websites are saying? […]

The Real American Religion

It has been said that football, rather than Christianity is the real American religion. But, I’m not so sure I agree with that. In my opinion, the major religion in this country is the worship of Mammon (and you know what the J-man had to say about that). Football is just one of our methods of […]

Is “Rich Christian” an Oxymoron?

Recently, Facebook friend Jim Moss said “It bears repeating: Middle and upper middle class Christians have no clue what Jesus was talking about when he talked about the ravens and the lilies. No clue.” Now, if you’re wondering what that “ravens” thing is about, it’s a reference to a passage in the Sermon on the Mount, where […]

A Higher Standard

Have you ever noticed that whenever the subject comes around to sex, the words, “flesh”, “body”, “world” or “worldly” come up? A commenter on Tony Jones’ blog post “Premarital Sex – Maybe It’s Not So Bad” said “Stop lowering the bar for Christian men. No one has died because they couldn’t masturbate. The world says that […]

“Wrong” Kind of Christian

Recently, CNN’s Belief Blog ran article about President Obama’s faith that was originally titled “Is Obama the ‘Wrong Kind’ of Christian”, but it seems they were pressured into changing it to “The Gospel According to Obama“. I’m not a big fan of censorship and that’s what this was. Usually, it’s the Religious Right that gets […]