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

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

The 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, and you believe that government is… Continue reading

A Brief Moment of Clarity & Consistency

Introduction I have blogged before about Bob Jones University‘s racist history, the current chancellor’s support for stoning gay people (comments made in 1980 to an AP reporter when Jones was president of the institution), and that institution’s persistent subjugation of women. Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? (focused more on misogyny and racism) Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue… Continue reading

I Would Be Remiss…

if I didn’t note the significance of this day (along with tomorrow) in our nation’s ongoing struggle with civil rights for all Americans. As the SCOTUS hears arguments (today) in the case centered around marriage equality for all American adults and the Defense of Marriage Act (tomorrow) I pause to reflect, uncertain that the court will decide to do the… Continue reading

Some New Concepts

Do you know that feeling when you hear or read something that just offends something about your sense of fair play, but you don’t take the time to tease out the details? You just know in your gut something is wrong. Fred Clark‘s recent post*, well, yesterday’s, put a tidy label on some concepts that I’ve had a difficult time… Continue reading

Lovin’ Me Some Chick-fil-A

Yes, I’m from the southeast. I love fried foods. I love chicken. I vividly remember my first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was just a kid. Yummmmm! That thing was divine! And for years, in the not-too-distant past, my weekday routine included a Chick-fil-A biscuit for breakfast while driving to work. Just perfection. Ironically, most of the Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in… Continue reading

Shining the Light of Day

Since the Supreme Court wants the Prop 8 trial hidden from the nation, I for one will shine a little light on it.  This information comes from one of the more prominent blogs about all things LA. No wonder Dr. William Tam, a proponent of Prop 8, wanted to be excused from the federal trial going on this week. He… Continue reading