What do Mike Pence and ‘Mean Girls’ have in common?

You’re probably familiar with the movie Mean Girls, in which Lindsay Lohan plays Cady, a kindhearted (albeit naive) high school student who is taken under the wing of two misfits, Janis and Damian. But it’s not long until Cady is noticed by Regina, the popular “mean girl,” and is convinced by Janis and Damian to … Continue reading What do Mike Pence and ‘Mean Girls’ have in common?

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Vote for Moore, because abortion is worse than pedophilia, says The Federalist

Writing for The Federalist, Tully Borland makes what he believes to be a compelling case for why Alabamians should vote for Roy Moore, the disgraced judge. It’s so compelling, it can be summarized in a single word: Abortion. It’s all about abortion. And he really wants you to know that he has a 14-year-old daughter, … Continue reading Vote for Moore, because abortion is worse than pedophilia, says The Federalist

Here’s why you shouldn’t justify voting for a morally questionable politician

Christian author Eric Metaxas has some words for people who read the title of D.C. McAllister's Federalist article - "Why It's Justified to Vote for a Morally Questionable Politician" - and immediately thought, "You're joking, right?" No, the article title isn't a joke, and Metaxas is very serious about making sure you "think logically" when … Continue reading Here’s why you shouldn’t justify voting for a morally questionable politician

Atheists and progressive Christians need each other as allies

Ever since I dropped out of seminary four years ago, I’ve been undergoing a period of “spiritual deconstruction.” I still consider myself a Christian, albeit one with questions and significant doubts. For atheists who used to be Christian, it’s no surprise that many Christian groups seem to be allergic to questions. Consequently, I find myself … Continue reading Atheists and progressive Christians need each other as allies

Here’s how we can know if assault allegations are true

This post is a variation of Evaluating 'grey rape,' which recently appeared in Huffington Post. Responding to accusations of groping from Anthony Rapp, actor Kevin Spacey claimed that that interaction from 1986 was “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” implying that such actions aren’t the norm for him. Spacey wants to believe he’s a decent human being: … Continue reading Here’s how we can know if assault allegations are true

I was an Episcopalian for five minutes on Facebook

Feeling a burst of confidence and rare certainty, I recently changed my Facebook “religious views” to “Episcopalian.” For over a year, I’d left that section of my profile blank as I underwent a deconstruction period: I knew I believed in God, but I’d become rather agnostic about religion. I missed Judaism, the religion of my … Continue reading I was an Episcopalian for five minutes on Facebook

An atheist describes what drew him to the Catholic church

Bart Everson is a “religious atheist.” Yes, he knows it sounds like an oxymoron, but he’s fine with that. He wrote in a piece for the Mid-City Messenger that religion for him doesn’t have to be about God. For example, Buddhism is one of the world’s largest religions, yet its adherents don’t worship the Buddha. … Continue reading An atheist describes what drew him to the Catholic church