My Discussion of Gays With Right Wing Radio Host Jesse Lee Peterson (Free Audio and Transcript)

On December 11, 2013 I appeared on the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss my blog post “How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Usually old episodes of the show can only be heard with a subscription, but you can listen to my appearance for free by using this link for Camels [Read More...]

How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go

Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition wrote a hypothetical conversation between an anti-homosexuality Christian pastor and a pro-gay talk show host called “How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Since this article was recommended on Facebook no less than 18,000 times, I take it that many Christians found it reasonable, likely even taking it to be an ideal representation of their own views. So, I want to take seriously this Christian speaking for many other Christians in his own fictional representative’s words. In this post, I offer the remarks I would make were I also on this show, responding to the hypothetical pastor’s each comment. [Read more...]

After I Deconverted: I Was Deeply Ambivalent; What Was I to Make of Sex, Love, Alcohol, Bisexuality, Abortion, 9/11, Religious Violence, Marxism, or the Yankees?

This is a long installment of my ongoing series covering my journey before, during, and after my deconversion from Christianity. Since I think it is interesting how all the ambivalences, contradictions, anxieties, and displacements that I was experiencing parallel and inform each other, I am deciding to post it all as one episode in the series, rather than break each easily isolatable vignette into its own post. For the busy or the short attention spanned, I have made it easier to read in multiple sittings or to skim by breaking it into subsections according to themes. [Read more...]

If The Ten Commandments Really Were The Basis Of Our Legal System

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If the Ten Commandments were really the basis of our laws, they’d be a lot less tolerable. [Read more...]

Remixing Obama

Turn about’s fairplay. Hugh Atkin, who made the fantastic “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” video which I highlighted in the spring, has a terrific new parody of the infamous Obama line “You didn’t build that” which the GOP has quote mined into a rallying point. Both this video and the Romney one [Read More...]

Why The Needs of Gay Kids Deserve Special Attention in Anti-Bullying Legislation

There is a major piece of anti-bullying legislation which will soon be up for a vote in Ontario, Canada. In the legislation, kids in Ontario Catholic schools will be protected from repeated aggressive behavior that occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based [Read More...]

GOP Congresswoman's Spokesman: "Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators"

Trigger warning: Below the fold and down the page a bit there are extremely graphic and disturbing pictures of women victimized by acid attacks. Then there is a disgusting and infuriating news story. [Read more...]

Where Do Women Want Government?

Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage embrace Republican policies on women in an NSFW way. Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Republican to Represent Secularists

The Secular Coalition for America was created to lobby lawmakers on behalf of all Americans who believe in secularism. This week they hired a longtime Republican operative, Edwina Rogers, to be their executive director. In this post, I am going to explore the pros and cons of hiring a Republican in general to run this [Read More...]


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