“Why Do You Go For A Murderer?” Children and Indoctrination

Every time I drive past a sign saying, “Trump/Pence 2016: Make America Great Again!” my little sister asks me, “Why do you go for a murderer?” She’s eight years old. My sister loves Donald Trump. When asked why she’ll say because he wants to Make America Great Again. She can’t tell you how he wants … More “Why Do You Go For A Murderer?” Children and Indoctrination

I Don’t Like America, and That’s Precisely Why I Should Stay Here

It seems like conservative America has a new favorite catch phrase: “If you don’t like America, leave!” When Colin Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem, many people have demanded he leave. One website says, “Kaepernick is worth approximately $126 million. I suggest that if he doesn’t like America, he take his BLM … More I Don’t Like America, and That’s Precisely Why I Should Stay Here

When Your Christian Friends Give You Reconversion Homework

I have several well-meaning believers in my life. These people, for good or for ill, often come to me with requests: “Will you come to church with me?” “Will you read the book of John for me?” “Will you listen to this song for me?” So far, I’ve only said no to one of these … More When Your Christian Friends Give You Reconversion Homework

At that age of 92, Phyllis Schlafly is dead

I do not celebrate anyone’s death, but I will not sugar-coat their lives simply because they are dead. Schlafly was a Catholic woman, famous for her conservative activism. She opposed feminism, and, unfortunately, successfully campaigned against the Equal Rights Amendment. She was anti-choice, she didn’t believe marital rape existed, and she believed same-sex marriage was … More At that age of 92, Phyllis Schlafly is dead

I’m Tired of Prayer

Our world is wracked with tragedy. Much of which could be avoided, much of which is the result of cruel chance. Whatever the tragedy, my friends, family, and acquaintances often have the same response: #PrayFor________ I’m sick of it. Those who know me personally know that I’m a tender-hearted cinnamon roll who cries at basically … More I’m Tired of Prayer

Mississippi lawmakers are asking the wrong questions about the death penalty

On Good Friday, Christians recognize the execution and death of their savior. This Good Friday, Mississippi lawmakers voted to bring back execution by firing squads. For years, the United States has been forced to face the dwindling supply of sodium thiopental, one of the drugs necessary for a safe, “humane” execution. Only one company in … More Mississippi lawmakers are asking the wrong questions about the death penalty