Religion

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…

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…

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…

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…

Victim Blaming, the Disabled, and God

Disabilities are not punishments from God On the list of things that piss me off, nestled right there near the top, are people informing me that my disabilities are punishment from God.  It is only my desire not to be incarcerated which stops me from resorting to my more base instincts. This happens more often…

Remembering The Fallen – Fifteen Years Later

Beyond The Politics And Ideologies – Remembering People It has been fifteen years since terrorists attacked the United States in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifteen years. That fateful day brought about changes to the way we do things that have generated conversations from front porches to political campaigns. It changed how we travel, how…

When Did You Choose To Be Heterosexual?

Think that question is ridiculous? If I hear the term “gay lifestyle” one more time, I am going to scream. I’d say that I’d pull the hair out of my head, but… This issue should be a no-brainer. After all, it takes only a couple clicks on Google to get good, solid, and reliable information…

We Cannot Let Trump Win The Presidency

You thought is acceptance speech was scary? It’s not the Republican voters that will usher in a neo-facist, racist, anti-science, anti-SOCAS, nationalist separatist, inexperienced, intellectually retarded, buffoon of a demagogue into the highest office in the nation. Yes, as expected, the Republican voters will outnumber Democrats, which normally wouldn’t be a problem in this election…

The Establishment Clause is Freedom

Founders wanted church and state separated “[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views, but in spite of what the actual history is, and regardless of what the gaggle of Conservative politicians and our pastors…

Denying Climate Change Being Worsened By Humans

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right The denial by a majority of Conservatives regarding the reality of climate change, and the effect that humanity has on the rapid changes taking place has risen to frustrating levels. It was only last January that the Senate cast a vote on climate change, which…