Where Are The Men?

In case you’re wondering, yes, that is a take-off on the title of a Tony Jones post. And, yes, it’s one that bit him in the ass (something that seems to happen to poor old TJ quite a bit). But, taking  a page out of his book, I’ve noticed something over the past few days. Almost […]

This Transgender Thing Is Hard

Last month, my daughter, I mean son, I mean…, shit, I don’t know what I mean. Anyway, she/he came out as transgender. It wasn’t really a big surprise since they’d been flirting with the idea that they were trans for almost a year. It’s been almost two years since my child came out as…, not heterosexual. […]

Don’t Make Me Do It!

I’ll be honest, I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey and I don’t really want to. However, my problems stem not so much from the subject matter as the inane writing and questionable origin of the franchise. For those of you who live under a rock haven’t heard of this series, Fifty Shades of Grey (henceforth shortened […]

Maybe We’re Mad About The Wrong Thing

Every so often, I hear something that makes me say “Wait, what?” The latest episode of what I’m thinking about calling “The Spit-take Chronicles” was Sarah Palin’s comment that if she were in charge, our enemies “would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Seriously? Waterboarding, an “enhanced interrogation technique” that causes the victim to experience the sensation […]

Imago Dei

Saying that the concept of Imago Dei is not unknown to Christians is an understatement on the order of saying Custer and the Seventh Cavalry had a bad day on the Little Big Horn back in 1876. It’s all over the Bible and has come up in more than one Sunday Sermon. But, for all the hype […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not All Like That

Yesterday, I heard about something called The Not All Like That Christians Project. It’s a website where Christians can upload videos of themselves telling gay folks that we’re not all like Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer and the others who say ugly things about LGBT folks. It’s done with the best of intentions, but I have a […]

Love the Sinner

I’m going throw a little twist at you today. We all know that old chestnut “Hate the sin, love the sinner”. And, if you know me, you know how much I’ve come to despise that phrase. I despise it because it has, in my opinion, been used to justify hatred, discrimination and oppression of LGBT […]

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 […]