The Biblical And Moral Case For Trump?

Like a lot of folks this election season, evangelicals are struggling with the “lesser of two evils” argument. Interestingly, many of them are reacting the same way as progressives: contemplating either a third-party vote or not voting at all. Today, I want to address a couple of  articles advising evangelical and fundamentalist Christians on how […]

You Stay Classy, Oklahoma!

This has been a rough news week for folks in Oklahoma. In the space of 4 days, residents of the Sooner State have been subjected to a Facebook post from their Republican Party that compared people who receive SNAP benefits to animals and the President of the United States being greeted in their capital city […]

The Poor Will Always Be With Us

The meme to your left has been making the rounds on the internet, lately. Quite a few progressive people, myself included, were quick to share it. As memes go, it’s not bad. Well, except for one thing: Franks never actually said that. It  comes from the Facebook group Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off, whose stock in trade […]

Listen To Me, Damn It!

  When it comes to the situation in Baltimore,  Hugh Hollowell, my brother from another mother, has said that white people should  “Shut up, and amplify minority reports and black voices.” And, he’s right, that’s what we should do. But, the truth is, a lot of people won’t hear what those black voices are saying […]

Of Chia Pets And Used Underwear

Today, I want to share an article I found this morning in The Old North State Beacon (“All the fake news that’s fit to print since I made the site up this morning”): Woman Stunned To Find Poor And Homeless Don’t Want Her Leftovers          A Greensboro woman was bewildered when a local ministry for […]

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) […]

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 […]

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, […]

Relationships

The folks at Love Wins say homelessness isn’t really a lack of housing, it’s a lack of relationships. A lot of people who are homeless, hungry, poor, etc., don’t have relationships with others who can make sure they’re not outdoors, have enough to eat, are sufficiently clothed and any of the other necessities that life […]

Food and Poverty

Last night, my brother, who is a fresh food Nazi hippy advocate posted a Slate article titled Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem which made the (not so) startling declaration that access to better food didn’t necessarily translate to improved health for people experiencing poverty. He expressed incredulity at that, saying: “Having access to fresh food doesn’t make people healthier? I […]