News, Politics, Religion

The Death Of the Religious Right

I have been pondering the death of the “Religious Right” for a long time. I guffawed when many who formerly decried the Mormon church as a cult quickly changed their tune to support Mitt Romney. After they were unable to get one of the 11 candidates that more suited their world and theological views, and in a last gasp effort…

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News, Politics, Religion

GA House Bill 757

Touted as the anti-LGBT bill, GA House Bill 757 – a bill allegedly designed to protect religious freedom in Georgia (religious freedom is under attack??) – is misunderstood by its supporters and detractors. Businesses are threatening to boycott or leave the state if it passes. The NFL has said “no Superbowl in Georgia” if it passes. The hue and cry…

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Politics

Wrapped In Misguided Patriotism

I am a Free Speech absolutist. The only time speech should be regulated or restricted is when the expression infringes on someone else’s rights and liberties. The old, “You can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater”, scenario. This extends largely to any form of personal expression – be it protest, music, art, blog posts, whatever.

Religion

On Grief and Loss

A co-worker’s wife is dying. “Sam’s” wife has been battling cancer for at least as long as I’ve been working here (a bit over 2 years). Sam is truly one of the most genuine and friendly people I’ve ever met, and the courage and strength he, his wife, and their young daughter have shown during this battle is amazing.

Christmas, News, Politics

Christians, Christmas, and Syrian Refugees

(NOTE: This is my “well thought and reasoned reply” to Katy Hinman’s friendly theological challenge on one of my highly opinionated Facebook posts. Katy is one of my favorite people I met during my time with the Atlanta Roller Girls. She is not only a derby girl, she’s intelligent, articulate, and kinda damn good looking, too)

Christmas, Religion

An Atheist’s Christmas

We’ll all open presents, and cook a big dinner, And share in traditions we learned long ago But Christmas is different for this humble sinner, No “birth of the saviour”, just people we know.

News, Religion

Well That Escalated Quickly

On Thursday Oct. 1, 2015 a disturbed person walked onto the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Oregon and began shooting people. By the time he killed himself, he had murdered 9 people and injured 7. Within hours of the shooting, a narrative began to be spread that the shooter singled out Christians – all based on second or third hand…

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