I Am Not Ashamed Of My Heritage…, Maybe

It’s a tough time to be a somewhat-progressive white southerner with a history fetish. On one side are all your liberal friends insisting that the War Between The States (which is the polite name and southerners are nothing if not polite) was all about slavery. On the other side are your conservative friends who maintain that the […]

They’re On To Us!

  Over the weekend, a Facebook friend shared an article from the Tea Party News Network (a true bastion of journalistic integrity) titled How the Liberal, Progressive Infestation of the Church Threatens America’s Future by Chelsen Vicari. As I read, I thought, “This has got to be satire.” A little research showed me that it’s not. At that […]

Welcome The Stranger?

Watching the news this morning, you’d think Ukraine and Israel are the only places left on Earth. I know things are rough over there, but we’ve still got a humanitarian crisis on our hands here in ‘Murika the United States: the flood of children fleeing poverty and violence illegal immigrants threatening our borders. If you […]

The Tragedy of The Redneck Pt II

Yesterday, I began this three-part series here. It’s based on a quote from Baptist pastor, author and social activist Will D. Campbell, who said “The tragedy of the redneck is that he chose the wrong enemy.”  I will say up front there is some hard language on race here. If you get offended, don’t say I didn’t warn […]