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

Someone Really Doesn’t Want You to Read This

Last 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, my blog was… Continue reading

Best Ruth Baby Ginsberg Halloween Costume

I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of America‘s great national treasures. I’ve blogged about my admiration of her before. Even into her 80’s, she’s an amazing voice for justice on the Supreme Court of the United States—a quick-witted, liberal voice of sanity in a bleak world of conservative darkness and repression. I think she’s awesome! But I had no… Continue reading

Corporations Versus People

I think we live in the strangest of times: Corporations are considered people, and people are considered mere data points: test scores in school and profit margins as adults. And I continue to be revolted by religion, all over the world, including the fundamentalist movement in this nation, that tries to control women’s sexuality. It’s just some perverse, bizarre fixation… Continue reading

And Man Became a Living Soul [Updated]

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church. The church has, as the Bible refers to it, “lost its savor.1” Today’s Sorry State of Affairs I think that most people now realize… Continue reading

It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me. 1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… 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

The Christian Taliban

Yes, I believe these homegrown religious extremists are every bit as dangerous as their Muslim fundamentalist counterparts. They want to combine church and state and force all of us to live by their ancient and culturally irrelevant beliefs—their narrow lifestyle of choice. Since the SCOTUS rulings, the Christian Taliban has been doing its best to stir the pot of anger,… 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

Why I Oppose ObamaCare

Here’s why I am against the healthcare law that the US Supreme Court recently upheld, the one Mitt Romney basically passed in Massachusetts and now is against: Every well-educated person in this country has a well-paying job that affords him and her access to affordable health care. This means the law is completely unnecessary.The young man I just saw standing… Continue reading