A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire

Jonathan Merritt

I have great respect for religion writer Jonathan Merritt, even though we disagree on a lot of social and theological issues. He evoked a maelstrom about his article suggesting the Arizona law allowing businesses to deny service to LGBTQ people was less than Christian, and yet he stands behind his words. Basically, many prominent voices from the [Read More...]

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us

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I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madison Avenue advertising agencies back in the ’60s and ’70s. Sure, I enjoy the drama and the “cool factor” of Don Draper and his cavalier ad team. But for me, the most fascinating part is all of the cultural [Read More...]

Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts

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A kid no more than thirteen or so came to our door yesterday. We stood tall and was freshly pressed in his scout uniform, his black canvas Chuck Taylors the only betrayal of his otherwise high-and-tight appearance. “Hello sir,” he said. I tried to mask the cringe I always feel coming on when someone calls [Read More...]

Further Thoughts on Chick Fil A

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To be honest, I did not expect anything near the stir my first piece caused about deciding not to eat at Chick Fil A anymore. I’ve written lots of articles about LGBT equality before, but when you bring a favorite business into the mix, people get remarkably passionate. For the most part, I’ve enjoyed and [Read More...]

Farewell, Chick Fil A

I’ve been a fan of Chick Fil A for a long time. Their food is always great, their service is impeccable (almost to the point of being a little creepy), and the restaurants are squeaky clean. It’s not every day that you can enjoy a fast food restaurant where you actually feel like you’re putting [Read More...]

Why Anderson Cooper’s Sexual Orientation Matters

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Cable News Network (CNN) anchor Anderson Cooper didn’t exactly rattle the rafters with a collective gasp of public surprise when he announced that he was gay. Though it’s been something many speculated about for some time, he had never spoken about his sexual orientation in the public forum until today. In fact, according to a [Read More...]

Justice Kennedy and Relationship as Social Justice

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I’ve always been fascinated by the supreme court. I think I read Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Nine,” in about 36 hours. I think the most interesting part about the court is how set apart it seems to be, not beholden to the other two branches of government in making their decisions. Yes, they bring their [Read More...]

Top Christian Sterotypes of 2011

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This has been quite a year for Christians. Actually, it’s been more of a year of prominent Christian stereotypes, but they’ve been entertaining if nothing else. So I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my “favorite” Christian stereotypes of the year. The Glad-Handler Not to be mistaken for any [Read More...]


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