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 conservativeContinue reading “the culture war isn’t new”

an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure

By Stephen Foster, Jr. Long one of the most conservative states  in the nation, Oklahoma is one state that has steadfastly refused to implement comprehensive sex education that includes contraception. Instead, Republicans in the state have advocated for abstinence-only plans that have been proven not to work time and time again. And because of that epicContinue reading “an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure”

which political party is better for America?

From Addicting Info (author unknown) Take just 5 minutes. Imagine an America where only one religion dictates the law of the land like Rick Santorum suggests. Where things like the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay-style camps that enable no right to fair trial are created. LGBT Americans cannot only not serve in the military but have their children confiscated.Continue reading “which political party is better for America?”

and that’s just HALF A WEEK! (the 10 top political stories from Monday, Tuesday and today!)

And THIS WEEK in the news… 1. In Alaska – one house of the state legislature passed a law that threatens to arrest law enforcement officers if they try to enforce federal laws relating to gun control. They have decided that they won’t recognize national laws and that they will arrest anyone who tries toContinue reading “and that’s just HALF A WEEK! (the 10 top political stories from Monday, Tuesday and today!)”

5 actual bills proposed by Republican politicians (this is not the Onion – these are true)

The tea partiers’ alternate reality Reported by David Daley, Executive Director of Salon Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants Republicans to stop being the stupid party — but apparently the memo hasn’t gotten out to state legislatures around the country. February has been a banner month for truly silly and anti-intellectual bills in state capitals. SomeContinue reading “5 actual bills proposed by Republican politicians (this is not the Onion – these are true)”

am I bi? (the “liberal test”)

Potentially another coming out story, of sorts. I previously wrote (with some fear and trembling about what my many Christian friends would think) of my journey away from evangelicalism. Now here I am again, possibly coming out of yet another closet, with an opportunity to alienate a whole different group of friends. For much ofContinue reading “am I bi? (the “liberal test”)”