Josh Duggar Gets His

And, I Couldn’t Be Happier Like most of you, my social media feed has been filled with stories, articles, op-eds, etc. about the Josh Duggar scandal. Interestingly, almost every one has been posted by my progressive friends; the conservatives I know have been remarkably silent on the matter. Well, maybe not “remarkably”; most likely, they […]

It’s The Gay Guy’s Fault…

Said No Thinking Person Ever I would say that everyone knows about Tuesday’s train derailment, but I found out yesterday that’s not true. Two different people had no idea what the hell I was talking about when I mentioned it. So, I guess a short recap is in order: Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Number 188, carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew […]

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, […]

Russell And Bruce

Just so you know, Diana and I are on one of semi-annual trips to God’s Waiting Room (aka Florida) and, as usual, I’m loving it. Does that mean you might see a bunch of shit about how this place inspires me, how I always get a huge creative lift out of being here, how magnificent things are, […]

You’re Making Us Look Bad, Pat

I think it goes without saying that Christianity isn’t the sanest belief system on the planet. I mean, orthodox belief says that “a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove […]

Celebrating Jesus?

This past Saturday, the Western Carroll County Ministerial Association in Eureka Springs, Arkansas put on its 3rd annual “Celebrate Jesus” parade. Lest you think I do nothing but sit around surfing the internet for interesting stuff to write about (I do, but I don’t want you think that), this one actually fell into my lap. […]

Spirit Or Letter?

Some days, finding a topic for a blog post is not easy. On those days, I spend as much time looking for a something to write about as much as I do actually writing about it. Other days, subject matter will just fall into my lap. Today is of those days; the good kind, I mean. This morning, […]

Does “Can” Equal “Should”?

On October 10, marriage equality came to North Carolina when Max Cogburn, a federal district court judge, ruled that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Virginia’s case also applied to NC’s Amendment One. For a little while after Judge Cogburn issued his ruling, I had the following thought: “While we celebrate this good news, we […]

My Story Pt IV

Those of you who have stuck with the long slog through my life are in luck: today is the 4th and final installment in this tale. And, the pay-off for all your hard work is a relatively happy ending. So, let’s get to it. Yesterday, I ended with this tidbit: “At the time, my oldest […]

Angels and Demons

  Spend even a few minutes listening to an evangelical/fundamentalist sermon and it’s almost inevitable that you’ll hear about angels and/or demons. It is a topic our more conservative brothers and sisters are not afraid to embrace. I, on the other hand, usually get uncomfortable when it comes up. I don’t have a problem talking about […]