I Am A White Gun Owner, And I Hate The NRA

For those of you who have followed my writing for a while, it’s no secret that I am a white liberal gun owner who lives in the South. I owned my first gun at a very early age, as did many other people in the rural part of Virginia where I grew up. This may […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Deacon Duvet Gives Thanks in Pastor Pillow’s Stead

Hello, I’m Deacon Duvet! Welcome to our Thanksgiving Day potluck at Cubic Zirconium Ministries! And my apologies on behalf of Pastor Pillow, who is unable to join us this evening. As you may be aware, he’s been called away to provide political futurism advice (or prophesying, as we call it behind the pulpit) for the […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Visits Kim Davis in the Clink

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! My, that cell door makes an awful sound when it closes.  So definitive in its restriction of freedom. Not to worry:  though you rot away on a steady diet of Soylent Green and mop bucket water, you find yourself at the end of a centuries-long line of glorious martyrs whom the […]

Ted Cruz Ally Larry Pratt Says The Second Amendment ‘Was Designed For People Just Like The President’

I wrote last week about a claim by Larry Pratt (the executive director of Gun Owners of America) that President Obama is like Hitler, and that he’s coming to take our guns. The threat of a gun grab is a long-standing conspiracy story that’s always been on the fringes of the far right for at least a […]

GOP State Rep. Susan Lynn Wants To Stop “No Go Zones” In Tennessee

Who knew that Tennessee was under threat from Muslim extremism? Perhaps one plucky Republican lawmaker finally has evidence that President Obama is a secret atheist Muslim fascist sent to destroy capitalism and teach elementary school children the Koran at the madrasas he’s setting up at all of the FEMA camps that Christian conservatives will soon […]

Anti-Immigrant Republicans Have Been Overwhelmingly Losing in the Primaries

I’d be lying if I said I trust either Democrats or Republicans on the issue of immigration. I trust immigrants because they are my neighbors, they are my students, they are my clients, they are my peers, they are my friends. And they tend to work hard and yet be maligned, mistreated, marginalized, caught in […]

NAACP and KKK members meet for the first time, but is it legit?

Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported that the first known meeting between representatives of the KKK and the NAACP was held in Casper, Wyoming. The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., took place at a hotel in Casper, Wyo., under tight […]