Christian Persecution?

Ever since the issue of marriage equality popped up on the national radar, conservative Christians have been worried about being “persecuted for their beliefs” (and by “persecuted for their beliefs”, I mean “not allowed to shit on gay people anymore”). We’ve heard about bakers getting in trouble for refusing to make cakes for “gay” weddings, fears […]

But, I Don’t Want To!

Every so often, we hear of a conservative celebrity making not-so-flattering statements about LGBTQ issues, sort of like Mike Huckabee did recently. The latest entrant in the “How Much Of My Foot Can I Fit In My Mouth” sweepstakes, Huckabee declared that forcing Christians to accept same-sex marriage is akin to telling Jews they have to […]

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 […]

Happy Effin’ Holidays

Ah, yes, Christmas is almost upon us((I almost said it was “the Christmas season is here”, but didn’t because pedantic liturgy nut would’ve felt the need to correct me with “It’s Advent! Christmas doesn’t start until Christmas Day.”)), which means some people have the their panties in a wad. Well, that’s not strictly true, since the […]

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. […]

You Keep Using That Word

During my morning reading, I encountered yet another instance of conservative Christians claiming to be persecuted. This time, it was in an article about some Christians withdrawing into an internal exile. It’s a very interesting piece and I recommend reading it, but that’s not really what I’m talking about today. That is summed up in […]

You’re Not Being Persecuted Pt II

Monday, I talked about writing articles with real-time connections and how it was a boom and bust proposition. I also told you I was in a boom period right now, saying it felt like I have been deluged with topics lately. I’m digging my way out of that and, in the process, I give you the latest entry in the […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays? I Think Not

It’s that time of year again: Christmas, when the secular humanists, atheists and other equally Satanic unbelievers come out of the woodwork to attack this most holy of seasons. That’s right, beloved, the war on Christmas is hot again! First, it was “Christian academic” (like those two words actually belong together) Diana Butler-Bass with her […]

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 […]