Making Light: Gods Bless Tennessee

TN was also the sit0000e of the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, in which evolution VS. creation in curriculum was debated in open court.

Just this week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, chose not to veto the so-called “Monkey Bill” that requires science teachers to “teach the controversy” about scientific theories such as evolution and climate change. The Wild Hunt has excellent coverage here. Some of what I have to say is repeated in the comments there, but I thought [Read More...]

Cool Ad on the War on Women

I hope every American gets to see this short but powerful video, maybe several times.  From a Pagan perspective what is happening over the issue of the right wing “war on women” is really important.  It is an attempt to dismiss the importance of the feminine in all its forms except the submissive and obedient [Read More...]

I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate

All across the country right now politicians are legislating health care willy-nilly. From the semi-reasonable to the patently absurd, many of these bills have some seriously twisted and harmful ideas about women’s health. Soraya Chemaly has an excellent post on HuffPo discussing this recent spate of legislation. “Boy, it’s crazy to think we used to [Read More...]

The Contraception Issue Turned Upside-Down Cake


Hypothetical situation: I work for a Greek polytheist. My boss believes in moderation in all things. My boss refuses to cover any weight-related medical condition through my insurance because they believe it is a result of my immorality. If I was moral according to my boss’ definition, then I would not be overweight. My boss [Read More...]

The Pagan/Atheist Alliance


I’m a Facebooker, it’s a problem, and I know this.  I probably check it ten times a day, usually for just a couple of minutes, but sometimes my sessions run a little longer.  I try hard not to be obscene about it, I’m not a “friend collector” randomly friending people just because they happen to [Read More...]

Framing, Limbaugh, Pagans and Christians

I have been fascinated by the collapse of the right wing attack on women that has been backfiring every since they attacked Planned Parenthood through Komen.  It seems to me it is like a kamikaze charge by the most demented foes of the feminine in all its forms, from Santorum and Romney to the ‘christian’ [Read More...]

A State of Exclusion: Religious Demagoguery and the State of the Union Address


Mentions of the Christian God have been used in one form or another in nearly every State of the Union Address. Most of our Presidents have kept religious demagoguery relatively low, usually asking for a blessing of some kind in their closing statement, or declaring America to be blessed or chosen in some degree. In [Read More...]