I’m A Little Disappointed

So, it’s been two whole weeks since the nation was told it’s facing a disaster of biblical proportions and what’s happened? Nothing. Not a damn thing. No fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. No rivers and seas boiling. We haven’t begun forty years of darkness and there have been no earthquakes or volcanoes. The dead aren’t rising […]

40 Freaking Questions?!?

Right now, the conservative response to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage has me feeling a bit like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather III”: I mean, seriously, this marriage thing is settled and I’m more than ready to move on. But, every time I think I can, some holier-than-thou dickweed crops up and I cannot keep from […]

Here We Go Again

The Supreme Court will be deciding the fate of same-sex marriage this session and  the protesters are out in force. From both sides, of course, but I thought I’d take a look at some of the arguments of the folks on the anti- side by checking out their signs. I would say they’re full of shit, […]

What Freedoms Are You Restoring?

So, last week, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoraion Act into law. This piece of legislation isn’t a one-off thing particular to Indiana, though; there are similar bills pending across the country, including my own state of North Carolina. Supporters claim the laws aren’t meant to discriminate against people who are LGBTQ, […]

Two Weddings, No Funerals

In the past couple of months, I know two couples who got married. That, in and of itself, is no big deal and you’re probably wondering why I bothered to share it. I did so because the people who were joined in holy matrimony were women. Yup, two (count ’em, two) same-sex marriages among people I count […]

Doing Important Stuff Here

  I hope  you all watched the Grammys last night, because something amazing happened: during the broadcast, 33 couples, both straight and LGBT, were married in a ceremony conducted by Queen Latifah while Macklemore performed “Same Love”. It was amazing! Okay, I can only assume it was; I didn’t watch because, well, it’s all just too […]

A Controversial Proposal

In the wake of the UMC’s persecution of Rev. Frank Schaefer for performing his son’s wedding, I read a very good article on the Huffington Post by the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson titled “A Methodist Inquisition“. In it, she spoke of all the trials the UMC faces on this subject including one for UMC stalwart […]

All Things Being Equal

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case about California’s Proposition 8. Today, the federal Defense of Marriage Act is on the docket. Now, any long-time reader of this blog knows where I stand on this issue; God knows, I’ve written enough about it. I write about yet again because we stand at a […]

Are You a Terrible Parent?

I’d say the odds are against it, even though we know they exist. And, yes the “terrible parent” bit is over the top, but the contrast between the two panels in the picture is striking in its hypocrisy. The fact is, this isn’t new territory; people have espoused these kinds of views as long as I can […]

The Two Faces of the South

Before I say anything else, I want to profess my love of the region I’ve lived in all my life. It has formed me, nurtured me and helped make me the man I am today. In many ways, the southeastern United States is a world unto itself and there are many good things here. Family […]