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 awayContinue reading “women are unclean”

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,Continue reading “Sunday thoughts #36: the battle for America”

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,Continue reading “why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy”

top 5 hate mail

I don’t usually blog about blogs, but something stirred inside me today as I read Benjamin Corey’s latest entry to his fantastic “Formerly Fundie” blog.  He writes about the top 5 issues he wrote about in 2014 that have received the most hate mail from Christians.  You can read the whole article HERE.  But here’sContinue reading “top 5 hate mail”

certainty frightens me

Most of the greatest evils that man has afflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false. Few things are more dangerous than people who think they’re in possession of absolute truth. Honest inquiry with sincere questions and an open mind rarely contribute to the misery ofContinue reading “certainty frightens me”

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

“there’s nothing in the Bible about state education”

By Travis Gettys A Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor wants to replace public schooling with church-run schools, but he admits it would be a difficult process that could take years. Ray Moore, a retired Army Reserves chaplain and president of Frontline Ministries, sketched out his plan for dismantling public education in the U.S.Continue reading ““there’s nothing in the Bible about state education””

American Christianity loves Palin’s “Baptize with torture” comment…up in arms over Haseltine’s legitimate questions about gay marriage

From Benjamin Corey,  one of my favorite bloggers. Last week Dan Haseltine, a prominent Christian from Jars of Clay, reconsidered his political stance on the legality of civil, same sex marriage (as I discussed yesterday), and the conservative Christian internet got one of those eyelid twitches that happens during unexpectedly infuriating moments. Last week SarahContinue reading “American Christianity loves Palin’s “Baptize with torture” comment…up in arms over Haseltine’s legitimate questions about gay marriage”