Watching Deadpool is a One-way Ticket to Hell

That’s the word on the evangelical street, y’all. You will not pass Go and you will not collect $200. You will, however, spend eternity in the bottomless pit and being tormented at Satan’s pleasure.  Now, you may be wondering why is watching “Deadpool” a one-way ticket to Hell? Because, people are nekkid in it, that’s […]

Purity Culture

God’s Will or Oddly Repulsive? One of the weirder and, let’s face it, creepier aspects of conservative Christianity is its obsession with sex. And, nowhere is that more apparent than something known as “purity culture”. Now, some of you may be wondering “What the hell is ‘purity culture’?” Well, according to No Shame Movement, it […]

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 […]

Smokescreens

This week has been a good one for The Progressive Redneck. The last two posts have generated some interesting conversation and Wednesday’s piece about modesty is my most popular post yet (if you haven’t read it, go here and see what all the shouting’s about). At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m going […]

It’s a Control Thing

Well, Miley’s at it again. In a move sure to stir up more controversy, the latest video from the former Disney teen princess features nudity and some rather suggestive scenes. And, by suggestive, I mean licking various things, riding a huge wrecking ball nekkid (the name of the song is “Wrecking Ball, you know) and […]

FYI (if you’re a teenage boy…, or a young man)

Fellows, There’s an open letter on the internet about the pictures young ladies are posting on social media. It seems that some parents are upset that there are pictures of girls in various stages of undress because they’re afraid you’ll see them and be tempted into sexual sin. As a father of two daughters, I have […]

Is the Double Standard Alive and Well?

It took a couple of days, but I’ve decided to say my piece about Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance. Saying it’s stirred up a hornet’s nest is a huge understatement. Cyrus and MTV have been accused of sending sexually charged messages to children and Cyrus herself has been called “desperate” and her on-stage antics “disgusting”. But, […]

Should True Love Wait?

In the past week, I’ve read two blog posts about sex and, while they didn’t change the way I think, they articulated what I thought in a different way. The first came from Jamie Wright (aka “the very worst missionary) and was titled “Sex Pt. 2, Why Wait?” (for an excellent overview on what purity […]