Politics

Falwell Has No Business Anywhere Near Public Education

Paired with DeVos, it’s a nightmare. From Reuters: Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. will head an education reform task force under U.S. President Donald Trump and is keen to cut university regulations, including rules on dealing with campus sexual assault, the school he heads said. Falwell, the son of the late televangelist Jerry Falwell…

Frog Nation: Boiling to Death

Will we wait too long to jump? From Wikipedia: The boiling frog is an anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in cold water which is then brought to a boil…

Trumpocalypse is Here

Brace for the epic disaster coming. Today marks the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. To say that this will be disastrous for our nation and for most of the rest of the civilized world is an understatement, in spite of what you may be reading from the Tumpocolytes…

Do Not Call For My Tolerance

I’ve tolerated all I can. There was one of many responses to the Twitter war going on with Meryl Streep and Ron Howard fighting against Trump that stood out, and I have posted it below. While the speech given by Streep would have undoubtedly still made the news cycle, it would have disappeared much faster…

Priorities: Politics and Homosexuality

Anti-gay/women legislation isn’t what we need. For what seems like forever, the gaggle of conservative lawmakers have been trying their hardest to accomplish two things. One, to make sure the LGBT community gets as little protection from bigotry as possible. Two, to make sure they are doing everything in their power to keep the LGBT…

Exchanging the Truth for a Lie

Welcome to Trump’s America. 2016 has been a head of head-shaking and face-palming for millions of American Citizens as we watched with disgust, disillusionment, and dismay as millions of other American Citizens grasped onto a seemingly unending stream of fake news stories. They then proceeded to repost, retweet, and retell them as if they were…

Why Many Christian Women Voted for Trump

Hint: Fundamental Evangelical Christianity More than fifty-three percent of women voted Trump over Clinton, in spite of Trump’s rampant and unapologetic misogyny, his brazen degradation of women by classifying them according to a superficial numerical scale, his wanton belief that they can be sexually assaulted at will, and his record with his current and former…

The Importance of Progressive Activism

Why I do the things I do. There is line between being outspoken and being a complete jerk. Yes, it is a line that I have crossed now and again. I suspect I will cross it again, in the future. I take issue when there are attacks against those who are unable to – for…

Faith in Humanity: Lost

But I am not giving up. [UPDATE] Yesterday, when I wrote this, I began it with: “Before I start, if you are reading this through Facebook, it will be the last thing you see me post. I’m done. If I didn’t have so many things tied to Facebook, I’d honestly just shitcan it. If you…

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…