Parents Facing First-Degree Murder Charges After Trying to ‘Pray Away’ Child’s Type 1 Diabetes

I’ll be honest, before today, I had actually never heard about the tragic story surrounding the death of 15-year-old Alex Radita. In case you hadn’t heard about it, in 2013, Alex died weighing just 37 pounds after his parents refused to treat the Type 1 diabetes he was diagnosed with when he was three. Instead they chose […]

While Many Americans Freak Out About Syrian Refugees, Canada Is Welcoming Them

In the wake of recent ISIS/Daesh terrorist attacks, much of the American public has had a collective freakout and demanded that the United States not accept Syrian refugees. Republican presidential candidates have also seized on this rash of paranoia, and Congress has passed legislation that has called for even stricter scrutiny of people who already […]

Canadian Writes Epic Letter Absolutely Shredding Americans Who Hate President Obama

It was short, it was sweet and it was factual. I’m talking about an open letter penned by a Canadian named Richard Brunt published in the Detroit Free Press that nearly made me stand up at my desk and give this man a standing ovation. While I’ve vented my own frustrations with Americans who seem irrationally hostile […]

Think Abortion Laws Reduce Abortions? Think Again!

Since Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists have done everything they could to pass every restriction possible in order to block a woman’s constitutional right to a safe, legal abortion. Rather than address the root problems behind the need for an abortion, they have instead thrown up legal barrier after legal barrier, which has disproportionately affected […]

I’m Sick of Republicans Lying About the Healthcare System that Saved My Life

“Government healthcare programs everywhere in the world do three things. They promise you the world. They say, oh we’re going to cover everything. Then what they do is they run out of money and they underpay hospitals, doctors, and guess what happens? They don’t want to take care of you. There’s fewer of them, just […]

Ridiculous: Teen Girl Claims She Was “Shamed” by School After Being Sent Home for Violating Dress Code

Normally I wouldn’t write about a story like the one I ran across concerning a 15-year-old female in Montreal, Quebec who was sent home from school for refusing to change out of her jean shorts that weren’t in compliance with the school’s dress code. But the people defending this girl stunned me. The old “short […]

Conservatives Ignore Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada, Too

Canada, in many ways, is a much finer country than the US. After all, there is universal healthcare; Fox News doesn’t really exist there and thus doesn’t dominate political discussion; the NRA isn’t a thing; and people are fairly nice. Alas, there are areas where both countries act nasty. The treatment of indigenous populations is […]

Exploitative Capitalism – It Will Destroy Us All

Often, people who are sick of the debate over healthcare, guns and everything else here in the US will say how they just wish they could move to away to some other country, Canada is usually the number one choice. National healthcare, homicides by firearms just 1/6th of the United States, and gay marriage was […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: The Via Dolorosa from Bacteria to Vestal Virgin to Ted Cruz

Pastor Pillow here! I’m back and abundantly pleased to place my hands squarely again on the sacred wood altar (with apologies to T.S. Eliot). Joyful though I am to rejoin my flock over a round of Sabbath morn mimosas at the local brunchery, I approach you humbly with a laden heart.  Hold me up in […]