Reading Time: 3 minutes The LGBTQIA+ acronym has taken multiple forms and inspired many debates over which identities should be included. But having the “A” (one of them, anyway) stand for “ally” is not the way to go. Typically, we sort the letters as such: L = lesbian G = gay B = bisexual T = transgender Q = […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes June is Pride month, where we LGBTQ+ folks get to celebrate our resilience and survival. For some people, that looks like putting up a rainbow flag, while for others it means attending Pride parades and related events. Others are still in the closet and may cheer on their brethren from afar. Some of the largest […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes When the government refers to “talking therapies” it is, in effect, referring to prayer. So its exclusion of trans people from a conversion therapy ban it announced last week can only be interpreted as capitulation to pressure from religious groups who have been working flat-out to retain all “pray-away-the-gay” interventions. In announcing the ban in […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! I know nobody’s surprised when we talk about evangelical hypocrisy. They’re soaking in it! However, today’s story might represent one of the more egregious recent examples of that trope. Jen Hatmaker, a popular Christian speaker/author, recently announced her impending divorce. As expected, most people responded with compassion. But one group has decided to […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes One blogger on a conservative site has realized what a silly idea it was to campaign against LGBT rights on the basis of religious liberty. She thinks they’d have succeeded if they’d gone with secular arguments. Today, let me show you why that wouldn’t have worked either.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Culture warriors are losing their poor little minds lately over something Senator Elizabeth Warren said yesterday in a town hall. Today, I’ll show you how Senator Warren stomped all over these self-appointed guardians of America’s purity and honor, and how they’re responding to that mockery.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Idaho seems dead-set on becoming America’s most regressive state. This past decade, they’ve been fighting states like Indiana and Kentucky for a position at the bottom of every ranking of functionality that a society can possibly have. So I’m about ready to hear about an epic WIN, aren’t you? Today Lord Snow Presides over love winning, again.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The denizens of broken systems tend to take very poorly to critics outside the group–and even more poorly to dissenters within it. Often they reserve their most vicious retaliation for those dissenters. But of late, it’s gotten safer for Christians to dissent. In a very real sense, their tribe’s herd immunity may be fading away. I’ll show you why today–and why there’s never been an easier time to walk away from that most broken of systems.
Reading Time: 11 minutes We’ve talked before about the not-pology, that kind of apology that isn’t actually a real apology. I’ve been reading PostChristian by Christian Piatt, who makes use of that common Christian distraction tactic early in the book. I’ll show you why he used the kind of apology he did, what he thinks it means, and what it really reveals about the people who use it–and why we’re on firm ground to view all similar apologies with deep suspicion.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today Lord Snow takes an off-topic day to laugh at the antics of yet another pair of Liars for Jesus who make their religion look even worse by just existing and being their terrible selves.