Society

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…

Fifty Shot Dead in FL Gay Night Club

An act of both terrorism and a hate crime “Homophobia? It’s not a phobia. They’re not afraid of homosexuals. They hate them.” Orlando, Florida (CNN) Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest…

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…

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…

The History of Marriage

Wasn’t always one man and one woman The common and often trotted out claim by the Conservative Religious Right in the United States that same-sex marriage will destroy what they believe to be ‘traditional’ marriage is complete and utter bollocks. Marriage has been defined and redefined over the millennia to fit whatever society needed, and…

In Defense of LGBT Marriage Equality

Truthfully, this shouldn’t even be necessary The short of it is that the only ‘agenda’ the LGBT community has is to achieve social acceptance, and to gain the same civil rights that every American enjoys. This was the goal of the Suffragettes, and the goal of those who marched for civil rights in the sixties…

Biblical Literalism and Christian Nationalism

A Treatise on the Conservative Religious Right “My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here” – John 18:36) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it has become…

Oh, Those Pesky Looters. Let’s Just Shoot Them

Local politicians advocating murder Two local politicians in Peachtree City, Georgia, have decided that using deadly force against looters is a good idea. Never mind that smoke and flash grenades, and water hoses are very effective, or that non-lethal projectiles are readily available and also very effective. Never mind that killing another human being for…

Science Denial Among Conservative Republicans

The right-wing propaganda machine is in overdrive It would appear that a growing number of right-wing conservative Republicans are becoming less and less in tune with the realities of life in this universe. The propaganda machines that consist of Fox News, World News Network, One News Now, The Drudge Report, Brietbart, Town Hall, Red State…