Am I that intolerant liberal that conservatives warned you about?

At the risk of humble-bragging, I think one of my better character traits is my ability to be impartial: to keep judgments to myself in an attempt to understand why people hold beliefs and values that I strongly disagree with. That being said, everyone has their “hot button topics” that make impartiality next to impossible. … Continue reading Am I that intolerant liberal that conservatives warned you about?

Jesus supports the refugee ban because heaven involves “extreme vetting”

On February 8th, Franklin Graham, the son of renowned pastor Billy Graham, wrote on his Facebook page, “I’m on my way to Puerto Rico – to remind people that God uses extreme vetting.” This post echoed a sentiment expressed not too long ago by Bryan Fischer, a Religious Right leader, when he said, “Isn’t Jesus … Continue reading Jesus supports the refugee ban because heaven involves “extreme vetting”

Conservative blogger’s criticism of Meryl Streep severely misguided

This post originally appeared on Friendly Atheist. Generally speaking, I don’t like when celebrities preach their politics to me. I want them to stick to what I pay them for: entertaining me with their movies and their music. On the other hand, when most of us have something important to say, we have a limited … Continue reading Conservative blogger’s criticism of Meryl Streep severely misguided

Yes, please tell me I’m beautiful: a response to Phylicia Delta

I have written before that I have encountered at least two types of Christianity when it comes to defining the role of sin: you have the Calvinist extreme on one end, viewing all of humanity as something evil, despicable, depraved; on the more progressive end, you have Christians affirming humanity’s ability to be good, while … Continue reading Yes, please tell me I’m beautiful: a response to Phylicia Delta