Guest Writers

A Trump-Fueled Knot of Anxiety

by Ashley F. Miller This is a Facebook post by a friend named Ashley F. Miller. It is reprinted here with permission given on her Facebook page. Ashley is a remarkable human being, so when you are finished reading this poignant piece of writing, please read her info. Thank you, Ashley, for writing this, and…

Recapping The 2016 DNC

By Starshadow Okay, my thoughts on the DNC. Speeches were all good and all on point. Senator Clinton isn’t the greatest speech-maker usually but she upped her game last night. She spoke at length but I was never looking at the clock except to check when it was my cat’s feeding time. BTW, my cat…

Thoughts From an Unapologetic Smoker

A Rant by Troy Boyle The world was mine from 1978 to 2001. That’s when everything changed. From the time I was twelve years old until I was thirty-five. I was comfortable. I did what I pleased. I enjoyed my life. Then the world changed, I suppose for the better, and I no longer had…

Freedom of Speech – The Straw Man’s Defense

By Nathan Watts – Guest Writer Social Media and the topic of what should or should not be posted touches on some very basic subjects that many of us consider to be constitutional rights – the foremost often brought to topic being the “freedom of speech.” I’m going to dissect this, and in the end…

Exploding the Heads of the Religious Right

88 Founding Father Quotes That Will Enrage The Religious Right This article originally appeared in Liberal America, and was written by Tiffany Willis. From Wikipedia: “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom…

Why Christians Are Our Own Worst Enemies

By Nathan Watts – Guest Writer I have been having rather deep convictions lately that I really need to put down on paper. However, before I get to the heart of the matter I need to establish a point of reference where my opinions come from and why: First off, I go to Church. However,…

Separation of Church and State

A misinterpretation of the Constitution’s first amendment clause commonly known as the “Establishment Clause” often causes the misunderstanding of separation of church and state. The face our Nation presents to the rest of the world is not that of what we purport to be our beliefs as a united people. According to Thomas Jefferson in…

What Would Jesus Do?

By Ray Dickerson – Guest Writer What would Jesus do, you ask? All we have to go by are the scriptures found in the Bible to understand the answer. If any subject were important enough, it would have been included as a witness to his legacy. If someone calls themselves a “follower of Christ”, it…