The End of the World – For Sure?

The world was supposed to end yesterday.

It didn’t.

I can’t say that I’m wholly disappointed. After all, I have a show opening tomorrow night. I put a hell of a lot of work into this and I’d have hated to go through all that for nothing. I have other things going on, too: a Blue Angels potluck on Saturday, a play reading on Tuesday, more performances next week. I’m busy.

So what is it with the “Christians”? Continue reading

The Dire Threat of “Christian” Certainty

I haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid. I haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid. I haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid!

More and more when I watch the news, I want to shout this at the TV.  Whether it’s Kim Davis or Mike Huckabee or Ted Cruz or Bobby Jindal, every day I’m faced with an onslaught of far-right “Christians” (aka, Christians in Name Only, aka CINOs) who not only take the parts of the Bible they like as the absolute and incontrovertible Word of God, they present it as the base truth from which we all work. Their belief makes it fact and the thing we should all pay the most attention to.   Continue reading

Religious Freedom is for EVERYONE

Let’s talk about Religious Freedom for a few minutes.

Yesterday I read yet another article that implied that anyone who is not a part of an established religion is not protected by the religious freedom section of the First Amendment. This one was about Kim Davis, the delusional Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses believing both that her understanding of the Bible allows her to refuse to perform her job and that it enables her to pick and choose which laws she will obey. She’s been going through the courts insisting that her “sincerely held” beliefs trump everyone else’s.  Continue reading