women are unclean

America was founded as a Christian nation, and, frankly, I’m darn sick and tired of the constant assault on our religious freedoms from the gays, the minorities, and especially the ladies. Yes, you heard me – especially the ladies. What completely chaps my hide is how successful the women-folk have been in dragging us away […]

Sunday thoughts #36: the battle for America

The struggle to define America, often referred to as the “Culture Wars,” continues today as it has since before the nation’s founding.  Throughout our history, conservative Christians have been the primary opposition to every single advance in equal rights and equal justice.  In each battle – over slavery, women’s suffrage, segregation and Jim Crow laws, […]

the culture war isn’t new

The “culture wars” have been going on since before the founding of America – the Civil War, women’s suffrage, prohibition, desegregation/civil rights, religion in school, voting rights, abortion/reproductive rights, science versus faith, gay rights and more. In each of these there is/was a battle between tradition/faith (always in part justified by the Bible and conservative […]

why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy

For those of you out there who didn’t grow up in the evangelical culture, you may not be aware of this.   Did you know that there are many, many fundamentalist Christians who believe that God is basically pulling the wool over our eyes, planting phony evidence for carbon-dated fossils, geological formations, DNA-based evolutionary relationships, […]

Sunday thoughts #35: Pope Francis says Fundamentalism is an illness

From the Francis: In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid. And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude […]

why do we vote against our best interests? the answer: God is obsessed with sex

Most everyone agrees that the Republican party and their policies favor the wealthy.  In fact, a recent New York Times/CBS News poll showed that 70 percent of all Americans believe that the policies of the congressional Republicans favor the rich, at the expense of the poor and middle class.  Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of tax […]