There Is No “War on Christmas”

  I don’t know if you believe in Christmas Or if you have presents underneath the Christmas tree, But if you believe in love, That will be more than enough For you to come and celebrate with me. – Noted theologian Kermit the Frog (using the words of Dan Wheetman)… Continue reading

Thoughts on the 2012 Presidential Election

Following the Facebook, Twitter, and old media discussions of the 2012 presidential election results has led me to an unsurprising conclusion:  many Republicans, including some of my friends, are horrified that President Obama has won.  Considering the tenor of the race, I expected as much.  What confuses me in reading… Continue reading

Chicken Sandwich with a Side of Shame

Yesterday a right-wing,  fundamentalist preacher/politician/media personality urged his fans to go to Chick-fil-A to show their support for the company’s opposition to LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.  Purchasing a chicken sandwich, or refusing to do so, became a political statement leading to some of the most heated discussions I have… Continue reading

Let’s Talk about the Bible

Disagreements with fundamentalists ultimately end with a discussion of the Bible, an area that should be fertile ground for debate.  Unfortunately, social progressives, mainstream Christians, and non-Christians all-too-often surrender the high ground to those who claim to “believe the Bible,” operating on the assumption that social conservatives probably believe more of… Continue reading

Why I Use the Word “Bigot”

So why do I refer to people who deny full inclusion to LGBT persons in their communities as bigots? This is actually a fairly common question raised by those who comment on my various writings and Facebook posts. Here is my response. After fifteen years as an ordained member of… Continue reading