There’s a Better Way: We Sing the Body Rainbow!

Remarks to the 27th Annual Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Our nation’s great poet once proclaimed: “I sing the body electric!” I am confident that my fellow-bearded Walt Whitman would join me today in exclaiming, “We sing the body rainbow!” The baton of hate and bigotry can easily be passed from one generation to the […]

There’s a Better Way: I’m Running for Congress in South Carolina

A Daughter’s View Like every parent, I love my child beyond words.  I want my young daughter to have the best opportunities in a peaceful, industrious world.  I am running to represent the Second Congressional District of South Carolina because I am confident that our District can emerge from “Status Quo” Joe stagnation and work […]

Bernie Sanders Wants Wall Street To Pay For Higher Education

Senator Bernie Sanders wants Wall Street to help fund higher education, and he will be introducing a bill to make that happen. While the bill most certainly won’t get very far in Congress, it’s an idea that the United States should seriously consider implementing if we could get around to electing enough lawmakers who would […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Shuns the Gays

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! And you must be the secretary filling in for Beverly! Lord be praised, that temp agency always sends us lookers. Think I might spend the next hour or so locked in my office reading Song of Solomon. Want to roll my scroll? Just don’t tell Mrs. Pillow. Had to give Bev […]

If You’re Happy and You Know It: A Journey from Evangelical Homophobia to Equal Sign

One of the hallmarks of fundamentalist evangelical Christianity is a reduction of the remarkably complex human cosmos into theo-gibberish apothegms that would make any fortune cookie throw up. Growing up, sexual education and western philosophical tradition were summed up neatly by my father with the following dictum: “The Greek philosophers were just a bunch of […]