Dear Christian, Vote for Love

Have you ever wonder how an all-loving God condemns LGBTQ folks to hell? It's something I call the “I'm Special Confirmation Bias.” There's nothing like taking a group that the Bible is mostly disinterested in (7 or fewer verses out of more than 31,000 verse) and turning them into one of the most vile groups … Continue reading Dear Christian, Vote for Love

Matthew 5:1-20 (The Republican Jesus Version)

(Author's note: Clearly, this is not true for all Republicans, but is meant to be a playful -- if not sobering -- look at how biblical texts might be changed if they were a truer reflection of many of the perspectives being taken by the more overly zealous Republicans. I plan on doing several more … Continue reading Matthew 5:1-20 (The Republican Jesus Version)

Naming the “Nashville Statement” What It Is: Hateful Extremism

  Let's stop beating around the bush. This is not a time to play “nice”. A national coalition of more than 150 U.S. Evangelical leaders released a statement Tuesday entitled the “Nashville Statement”. They claim the statement is a reflection of God's will for humanity on the question of human sexuality. It is not. The … Continue reading Naming the “Nashville Statement” What It Is: Hateful Extremism

Trump’s Imbecilic, Un-Biblical Religious Freedom Executive Order

A possible Religious Freedom executive order is currently being passed around to federal staff and advocacy organizations. The ignorance in it is dumbfounding. As reported by “The Nation,” it defines religious organizations so broadly that it includes “any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,” and protects “religious freedom” in every walk of life: “when providing … Continue reading Trump’s Imbecilic, Un-Biblical Religious Freedom Executive Order