What the Hell, Y’all?

I don’t know what’s going on down here in the South, but it seems like quite a few states have lost their damn minds. Last month, Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed what was, at the time, the most sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in the country. Not to be outdone, Mississippi passed a […]

What A Difference A Gay Makes

Every so often, some caring soul will announce that the only way for this country to avoid God’s wrath is to kill all the gays. Normally, these calls come from preachers, like Tempe, Arizona’s Steven Anderson or Charles Worley of my very own North Carolina.  Monday, we heard this call again; only this time, it came from an […]

That Could’ve Been Me

           Last week, PBS aired Klansville U.S.A.,  a documentary about Bob Jones and the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolian in the 1960’s. It was one of the most interesting films I’ve seen in quite a while and I highly recommend it. The basics presented weren’t exactly news to me, as I grew […]

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 […]

I’m a Little Peeved

It’s another Monday and, here in North Carolina, that means it’s time for another protest at the State Legislature Building. These protests, called Moral Mondays, started in April in response to what our General Assembly has been up to since getting elected last year, i.e. doing their level best to turn back the clock in this state […]

Race To Insanity

Well, it appears my home state of North Carolina has entered the Legislative Insanity Sweepstakes. In a bold move designed to take the lead in the crazy race, two state lawmakers have introduced  a bill that would ignore the 1st Amendment and establish a state religion. I mean, the others competitors in the race have […]

Amendment One

Monday evening, I attended a rally against Amendment One at College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. As things kicked off, I was reminded of the civil rights rallies of the 1960’s: the crowd was a diverse mix of black and white (a little heavy on the white side), there was a least one folk singer who […]