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 […]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Geez, it seems like no matter where I look these days, there’s god-damned rainbow staring me in the face. It’s all over Facebook and there are pictures of that damned flag everywhere. Hell, I’ve even seen a couple in real life. And, that this is happening as the Confederate flag is coming down makes things […]

It’s Heritage, Not Hate

Once again, South Carolina’s display of a Confederate flag on the grounds of their state house is in the news. Which means that, once again, proud southerners like me are called upon to defend our heritage against the ravening hordes of liberal, PC police who want to deny us the right to celebrate our ancestors […]

Why, That’s Just Crazy Talk

So, it appears that since the last mid-term elections, President Obama has subscribed to “No F@#ks Monthly” and his extremely low GASF was on full display Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. In a speech before faith and political leaders, he called out Christians for throwing rocks at Islam because of it’s more violent practitioners: “Humanity has […]

Some People Are Just Assholes

More than a few progressives are troubled by the letters of the Apostle Paul and for good reason. Paul’s letters seem to condone misogyny, slavery and other forms of oppression in countless ways. But, perhaps even more troubling, his letters also contain some pretty good theology and have played a part in making us progressive Christians who […]

Independence Day

Today is the Fourth of July, a day we come together to celebrate the founding of this extraordinary country, this “shining city on a hill” to quote Ronald Reagan, inarguably the greatest President in the history of the world and patron saint of all that is right, good and true. But, it’s more than that because […]

Speaking The Truth In Love: A Response To A Response

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled An Open Letter To Those Who “Speak The Truth In Love”. Saying it was a hit is an understatement; right now, it is the second most viewed post on The Progressive Redneck. It received rave reviews and glowing comments, mostly on Facebook since I can’t seem to get people to […]

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 […]

Hope

Saturday night, a jury of his peers found George Zimmerman not guilty of  murdering Trayvon Martin. On hearing the news, I was stunned, scrabbling to process such insanity. Later, I was reminded of one of my favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, shocking, right? A southerner who writes is required by law to list Harper […]

Changing My Life

Two nights ago, Will D. Campbell, author, pastor, civil rights activist and general rabble-rouser, passed away. I became acquainted with Brother Will through Hugh Hollowell, who credits Campbell’s work as the reason he became a pastor running a ministry serving an at-risk population. Both Hugh and another friend, Lia Scholl (the one and only @roguereverend) […]