Why Are You Being So Mean To Bernie?

So, it seems that a couple of protesters claiming to be part of Black Lives Matter had the nerve to disrupt another Bernie Sanders campaign event. Saturday, in that progressive bastion of Seattle, two women made their way on stage and took the microphone away from Sanders to address the crowd, calling for 4 1/2 minutes […]

Being A Southerner

I had originally thought about titling this post “Living In The Southland”, but, I have another piece in the works that already carries that name, so… Besides, one can live in the Southland their entire life and never truly be a “southerner”; it’s as much a state of mind as it a locale. So, I thought […]

A Post-Post-Racial Society?

I have a confession to make: I didn’t vote for Barrack Obama in 2008. While I’m not sure if that means I was a racist back then, the fact that I did vote for him in 2012 has to show that I have overcome whatever racist tendencies from my youth might have hung on into […]

Pentecost, The Holy Spirit And Me

Yesterday, many churches celebrated Pentecost. If you’re not a mainliner, it’s quite possible you don’t know what I’m talking about since many evangelical churches don’t like to mention it, much less celebrate it. Strangely, you heathens who don’t go to church, or worse, don’t believe in all this religious mumbo-jumbo, may know more about it than […]

It Doesn’t Work That Way

In the past few years, I’ve become aware of something called privilege (I’m a white boy; cluelessness is part of the package). It’s not hard to figure why:  almost every conversation about equality these days involves privilege one way or another. Not only that, the internet is flooded with articles about it. And, almost every one of 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 […]

Jesus and Santa

Well, the heathens are at it again. The latest shot fired in the war on Christmas involves Santa Claus and Jesus. Now, as much as I hate having that fat pagan’s name mentioned in the same sentence as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I can’t let this attack go by without comment. What am […]

Listen Up

In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, some of my conservative friends have posted stories about white people being attacked by black folks. They are almost always accompanied by the question of why these stories aren’t getting the amount of media attention that Trayvon Martin’s did. I find myself wondering if many of my progressive […]

Am I a Racist?

Last week, Tony Jones, blogger, pastor and Theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch, was involved in what he referred to as a “kerfuffle“. That’s a strange word (which means a disturbance or fuss) to use, considering the ass-kicking he took over some remarks he made in  couple of speaking engagements. Rest assured I’m not here to add to Tony’s discomfort. I’ve seen him speak […]

Pro-life? Really?

During the past election season, we heard much from the right about abortion and the right to life. Several Republican-led state legislatures attempted to pass laws requiring pretty intrusive measures, like trans-vaginal ultra-sounds and mandatory counseling and waiting periods before the procedure. All this is basically a way to get around Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision […]