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Posted inNews

Mississippi governor names April ‘Confederate Heritage Month’

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a decision both shocking and utterly predictable, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has designated April as Confederate Heritage Month.  The legacy of the Confederacy is one of white supremacy, chattel slavery, militarism, and rebellion against the United States government. The Confederacy lost decisively on the battlefield against the Union, but descendants of the Confederates spent […]

Posted inNews

Op-ed: My beliefs shall be your beliefs, like it or not

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Senate has been working on a voting rights bill – that is, the Democrats have been working on it and the Republicans have been trying to kneecap it. Last week Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith felt called to bring Daddy God into it. “I can speak for Mississippi,” she says, “on why we […]

Posted inReligion

Hunt for the Red Heifer: Suck-Starting the Apocalypse

Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! Back when I was Pentecostal, most of my denomination obsessed over the Endtimes. Many of us had whole boxes full of diagrams and photocopies of prophecies and analyses. We thought this stuff predicted ‘the day and the hour,’ to borrow the Bible’s phrasing. Recently, I got an intense reminder of one […]

Posted inNews, Parenting & Family

Camp Quest Is Coming to Mississippi!

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you know anything about camps in the region of the country where I live, you know that they’re almost uniformly religious in nature. Even the ones which conceal their religious affiliations tend to recruit from among the devout from whichever tradition the directors inhabit…which is fine, if that’s what you’re looking for. But what […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Politics, Sex & Gender

Bryan Adams Follows Springsteen in Cancelling Show over Anti-Gay Laws

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bryan Adams has followed suit from the example Bruce Springsteen and some large corporations in pulling out of a show in Mississippi. As the BBC states: Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi over the US state’s new controversial religious liberty law. The law, which allows some private businesses and religious groups to refuse […]

Posted inSatire

Mississippi Anti-Gay Tourism Video

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mississippi Anti-Gay Tourism Video  is from the comedic cabal over at Funny or Die.  It’s only a minute long and it packs a big satirical punch. Check it out. I was in Louisiana years ago visiting my friend who was going to Tulane University. Not really knowing what to expect I took a tour of a plantation. […]

Posted inGeneral, News, Politics, The Secular

Condescension Isn’t Kindness

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, an article ran about the award I received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the Clarion Ledger  and was later reprinted by the Hattiesburg American. I received the first ever Yip Harburg Youth Activist award for an article I wrote about cruel responses to the complaint the City of Collins received for their Christmas decorations. The […]

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