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Posted inLaw

Turns out, falsely shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater may be okay

Reading Time: 6 minutes “It’s Time to Stop Using the ‘Fire in a Crowded Theater’ Quote.” This headline over a 2012 opinion piece in The Atlantic magazine concluded—wrongly, I think—that opinionators and random others had erroneously applied the famous quote to free-speech debates for decades and should stop. In fact, this most common interpretation of the quote is absolutely […]

Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

HB2: A Strangely Incomplete Crusade.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Today I want to look at one group that right-wing Christians routinely ignore when pursuing their agenda of stoking fear and increasing distrust of innocent people. This ignorance reveals much about exactly why they are persecuting trans people. But as we’ll see, their incomplete crusade will still have devastating results if it’s not stopped.

Posted inGeneral

Interlude: The White Man’s Flag.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I can’t stop myself from briefly stepping back from our regularly-scheduled posts to add my wholehearted support for the people who are facing police brutality and oppression in Ferguson. It dismays me that so little has changed from decades past. There’s been a lot of ink spilled of late about it, but this post here […]

Posted inReligion

Love Is As Love Does

Reading Time: 8 minutes Today I want to talk about love. I know we’ve talked before about how many Christians have redefined the meaning of the word love to allow them to mistreat others. Abuse masquerading as love is one of the most defining elements to the makeup of a toxic Christian. Today, let me show you how we can see through a false facade of love.