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 want life to be simple. I’ve moved passed my youthful, type-A black and white mentality to reluctantly accept the many shades of grey in this world, but some days, like today, I am forced to acknowledge how woefully immature I am. Sometimes we just ignore reality I often reach out to people for help, and … More Growing Up Is Hard to Do
About a year ago, I towards the end of my deconversion. I wasn’t comfortable saying I was a Capital A Atheist, and I still kept praying and wanting some belief. I dabbled in paganism for a bit, trying to plan a solstice celebration of sorts because the solstice was on a new moon, which I … More My First Christmas Without Christ
Recently, an article ran about the award I received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the Clarion Ledger and was later reprinted by the Hattiesburg American. I received the first ever Yip Harburg Youth Activist award for an article I wrote about cruel responses to the complaint the City of Collins received for their … More Condescension Isn’t Kindness
Reprinted from the Daily Mississippian On Thursday, Oct. 29, the city of Collins received a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in regards to Christian statues in a publicly maintained and operated park. I spent the first 12 years of my life living in Collins, and the vast majority of my maternal … More The Misrepresentation of Church and state
Today, a family friend commented on my Facebook status that they had found my blog. They said the loved me and included a smiley face. Out of fear, I immediately deleted the comment. I know people will find my blog. Rationally and reasonable, I know this is inevitable, but seeing the confirmation that someone had … More Being a Non-Believer Where Non-Believers Are the Enemy
We’ve been on a roller-coaster of emotion, haven’t we? This has been hard, no doubt about it. I’ve seen you go from devastated to angry to accepting and all the way back round. I don’t think you know how to cope with this.