Didn’t Learn a Thing from Their Racist Roots, Sadly

Southern Baptist SignThe Southern Baptist Convention closes its convention today issuing the statement below. I emboldened their statement to facilitate more easily differentiating between their statement and my editorial comments. [Editorial comments in brackets are mine.]

As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics [I could make a long list of broken commitments.]. As a result, this

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Someone Really Doesn’t Want You to Read This

Warning Do Not ReadLast Friday I wrote a quick post to my blog: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality?

It was read by one person. Apparently this person became angry and then immediately launched a distributed denial of service attack on my blog causing my server to crash. I didn’t have time, at that time, to deal with it1; so, … Continue reading

TWIR #2: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? [Updated]

Baltimore ProtestsThe Week in Review: Topic Two—Let’s look at the relationship between the tragic events in Baltimore this week and the historic arguments presented before the Supreme Court for marriage equality… Yes, only my mind thinks like this!1

When you have been taught that you have a constitutional democracy for, by, and of the people2, … Continue reading

The Art of the Fauxpology

First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity!

But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see, … Continue reading

Open Carry Georgia

Open Carry in StarbucksGeorgia‘s Open Carry law, allowing people to carry loaded weapons, including assault rifles, around with them went into effect yesterday, July 2, 2014.

I am appalled.

People can now carry loaded AK47s with them to church, to school, to the store, and even in bars.

Let me be clear about the insanity of this law:

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Your Local Police Militarization

SWAT Militaries Police GearDoes this not concern anyone but me?!

Does this make you feel safer??!

This is insane!

We are running in the wrong direction as fast as we can.


Police militarization is hurting the wrong people.

Is government anticipating our running out of drinking water because of all of the fracking poisoning the drinking water or because of the depletion … Continue reading

Dick Cheney, War Crimes Against Humanity

Mission Accomplished George W BushEnough Is Enough

Glenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following:

From the beginning, most people on the left were

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The Toxic Hellstew of Religion

Prayer Candles in Grace Cathedral

I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and to do good. But kindness, … Continue reading

Should You Attend Bob Jones University?

Steve Pettit 2014
Steve Pettit (Wikipedia)

Should you attend Bob Jones University now that it has a new president? His last name isn’t even Jones.

Mr. Steve Pettit, the newly appointed university president, was introduced to the student body on May 10th, by the chairman of the board, Larry Jackson. In a frantic attempt to save the institution (in its current form) from … Continue reading