Duck Commander, Fundamentalism, and the Missionary Position

An unfortunate effect that plays out whenever a Southern White person like Phil Robertson is exposed for unchecked bigotry (as in Robertson’s GQ interview), is that Northern progressives write off the racism, homophobia and internalized classism as being a natural occurrence of White Southerners. This kind of regionalism is not just classist itself (often coinciding […]

Billy Lives!: An Open Letter to Frank Schaeffer

A Response to “‘Tea Party Kills Billy Graham’—A True Headline You Won’t be Reading” Dear Mr. Schaeffer: As you can recall better than I, things were simpler in 1976.  Or at least there were fewer channels then.  Just as the Toronto Blue Jays were hatching, punk rock was being birthed with The Ramones’ debut album.  […]