The Dignity of Human Equality for All People

My take on the SCOTUS’ ruling for marriage equality today is a little bit different than most people’s I think. You see, I suspect that today’s ruling will help further unshackle “traditional” marriage from the inequality inherent in the institution’s misogynistic roots. Let me explain… “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men [people] are created equal…”… Continue reading

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

The 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 body… Continue reading

Well Happy-Doodle-Doo! Someone Is Finally Being Honest!

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, Albert Mohler, spoke the truth yesterday at the Southern Baptist Convention. His words should jar the religious conservatists to the bone! Look I really don’t fear- It’s really important that you and … every other pastor needs to say “I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,” but let’s be honest, there’s not… Continue reading

Freedom and The New Tyranny

I’ve witnessed the oddest thing in my lifetime—something I never could have imagined. As a child, I attended an ultra conservative christian school where I was taught about the separation of church and state. The church in these United States of America was to enjoy a freedom from the tyranny of government. The church was to stay out of politics… Continue reading

Beautiful Packaging and Brilliant Marketing

I personally find the way businesses package products to be of interest. Packaging can sell a product or keep it on the store shelf. Take religion—really big business: today’s purveyors of religion package the Bible. They co-opt the concepts of “biblical” on numerous issues. Yet, they pick and choose what each package looks like. They market their agenda with carefully… Continue reading

The Actual State of Marriage in the US

Today, an interesting article appeared in my news feed that made me curious enough to do more reading about marriage and divorce. The facts, when isolated from a conservative or liberal agenda, are sobering, fascinating, and not at all what one might think given media coverage of the same. Here is an encapsulated version of the information I found. The… Continue reading

On to the Next Generation…

At one time I had over 30 “great” relatives:  my grandparents and their brothers and sisters and their wives and husbands—my great aunts and uncles. Last night, the last of that generation passed away, Uncle Tolbert McCrory.  He was my mother’s father’s youngest brother.  I will always remember him as pleasant and cheerful.  Full of pluck and good humor.  Quick… Continue reading

Made Me Laugh

Funny guy. How dare he slap people in the face with their own hypocrisy. He supposedly was going to interview people in front of WalMart about defending traditional marriage and then, when they blubbered on about their support, ask them to sign his petition banning divorce. He says he’s confident they will support his bill because it’s not about taking… Continue reading