You’re Making The Rest Of Us Look Bad

Between the craziness about the flag and the way conservative Christians have lost their fucking minds over the Court’s ruling on marriage, it’s an interesting time to be a progressive blogger with a snarky, sarcastic side. We’ve all seen the crap coming from Tony Perkins, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and a host of others.  But, the […]

I Hate The Supreme Court

So, this morning, I was working on a piece about some bat-shit craziness involving celebrity Christians and same-sex marriage. It was coming along really well and I thought, “Oh, this is going to be good.” Just as I was hitting my sarcastic stride, my social media feed began lighting up with news that the Supreme […]

Iceman Is Gay And Franklin Graham Isn’t Happy

That’s right, boys and girls; classic X-Men member Iceman (aka Bobby Drake) has come out as gay and Franklin Graham is pissed. He took to Facebook to let us about this latest outrage from “the gays,” posting:           Really? With all that’s going on in the world,  who has time to […]

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 […]

Southerners Can’t Resist A Lost Cause

As the same-sex marriage juggernaut rolls along (26 state constitutional amendments/laws struck down since the 2013 DOMA ruling), several states have made efforts to hold it off, usually by invoking states rights. Some have been half-hearted attempts designed to placate social conservatives, while others have been a little more strenuous. But, none have been as […]

Church Shouldn’t Be a Trial

For those of you who are new here, I used to be a Methodist. I’ve written about UMC extensively, sometimes complimentary, sometimes not. Today is not going to be complimentary. Last year, I gave up my membership and cut ties with UMC as an organization after the general conference when the church voted to continue its […]

All Things Being Equal Pt. II

Update: This morning, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, declaring it unconstitutional. It also held that the proponents of California’s Proposition 8 had no standing to defend the law in court and sent it back to the Ninth Circuit Court with instructions for it to dismiss the case. This is a […]

Of Robs, Hillarys and Marriage

Never being one to miss out on a band wagon, I want to throw in my two cents about the spate of celebrities that have come out as an LGBT ally in the last week. Everybody else has and lot of them seem to be upset. First, though, a little background. Since Rob Portman had […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? Pt V

Bringing Sexy Back? Not Hardlyse Today, we’re talking about sex. Yay! No, not like that. What I mean is, according to the Barna study young people’s religious experiences relating to sex seem simplistic and judgmental to them. I can understand that, as I think the church’s view on sexuality is simplistic and judgmental. I don’t […]

Getting Married

Steve Chalke, an evangelical pastor in the UK, dropped a huge bombshell recently when he came out in support of monogamous same-sex relationships. Of course, he was immediately branded a heretic, a relativist, a false teacher, etc. Chalke is no stranger to controversy; his views on atonement theory caused the breakup of a large Christian conference in […]