The High Price of Hate

I’ve blogged before about how the extremists in religious fundamentalism are killing faith practice in this country. We have further proof: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (a project from the Pew Research Center) reports that in the last 5 years alone, the group of people who self label as having no religious affiliation has gone up 5%… 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

The Enemies Within

The Christian Left Blog has published a recent post entitled The Enemies Within: The 20 Most Dangerous Conservatives And Their Organizations in which Stephen D. Foster Jr. lists and describes the top 20 Americans he believes to be the most influential and dangerous in our country today. This list includes a photo of each person, a brief description of their… Continue reading

For the Bible Tells Me So

The Pew Research Center conducted a poll to determine the issues on which evangelical leaders agree and disagree: The Bible is the Word of God.  (98% agreed) Christianity is the one, true faith leading to eternal life.  (96% agreed) Abortion is usually or always wrong.  (96% agreed) Society should discourage homosexuality.  (84% agreed) Men have a duty to serve as… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 3: Civil Rights

Image via Wikipedia It’s pretty simple, really. I can not imagine a United States in which women were not allowed to vote, in which they were considered more as a man’s property, his birthright, his just reward for manhood.  I can’t imagine a United States in which black people were considered property, slaves, people owned and bred for the profit… Continue reading