Evangeliculled

Evangelicals, especially the Word of Faith segment of the Religious Right, speak a different language.  If you have ever seen and chuckled over Tom Cruise’s acronym, Xenu-speak peppered video about Scientology, you have unwittingly seen and chuckled over many Evangelical’s thoughts and feelings about...

The Battle For America’s Soul

In apocalyptic times, people look first for a saviour. On paper, it looks like the United States is limping into its 57th presidential election in bad shape. Taxes are high, debt is the dirty word that no one can deal with, the mainstream media is...

Evolving

As June arrives and PRIDE celebrations begin I like to take inventory of my impressions and thoughts over the past years. Much like President Obama, my ideas on gay marriage have been evolving. As an out lesbian who identifies as both femme and queer the...

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

Why Every Girl Needs A Gay

Gone are the days when a gay man is expected to marry a woman and live as if he’s straight, never mentioning the truth of how he feels, but there is still a long way to go before gay men are treated as equals...

Trayvon Martin: His Shooter’s Intentions

Intentions?             “He’s got his hand in his waistband and he’s a black male,” George Zimmerman told the 9-1-1 dispatcher.             Do not follow him, the dispatcher advised Zimmerman.             Zimmerman followed...

The Post Election Freak-Out

Based on conversations I’ve had, hysterical posts on Facebook I’ve seen, and alarming news stories I’ve read, the panic at the re-election of President Obama among conservatives is more dramatic than possibly any presidential election in our nation’s history.  People are still posting rants,...

Stay and Fight!

I realized early on last night, election night, that Donald Trump was going to win the election.  My friends and family were enthused and excited until it all became clear that Hillary Clinton, although she won the popular vote, would not win enough electoral votes...

‘Don’t Re-Nig’ Bumper Sticker Proves Republicans Are Racists (Like We Didn’t Already Know That)

A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that has the Obama logo crossed out with "Don't Re-Nig in 2012".  "Nig" being short of what many Republicans and conservatives call our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama. It has long been obvious to me...

Mitt Romney: Prophet or Puppet?

Artwork by: Mario Piperni The 2012 Presidential Election has started in earnest now that the Republicans have settled on their candidate. The dog and pony show that the GOP put on as a race for the nomination didn't ever really seem in doubt simply because...