I was just watching political commentators from yesterday talking about how they believe Trump’s defense is short-sighted. His legal team in the Senate trial claims that there was no quid pro quo and that everyone who talked directly to the president knew that. We of course already know that this is false. But additionally, they… Continue reading The Republican Fundamentalist Cult
Today I unfriended two more people from Facebook, both for political posts. One of them was complaining about the Bernie Sanders / Elizabeth Warren kerfuffle at this week’s Democratic presidential primary debate. This person was very clearly on team Bernie. But what bugged me was not which side he was on in the argument—although I… Continue reading What Friends Do I Want on Facebook?
Seen on social media: a meme quoting J. Mark Johns, pastor of Canvas Church (the one in Alachua, FL): “Don’t let a bad church experience stop you from going to church. We’ve never let a bad restaurant experience stop us from eating out. #tryagain” This is a hoary chestnut right out of the Evangelical gaslighting… Continue reading A Bad Church Experience
Seen today… “Help America pray the rosary.” Why would I do that? I’m not that OCD. This is a good example of religious tribalism and the subtle bigotry that goes along with it. Some of us really don’t care about the rosary, and that’s okay. How about we help America to discover the rituals that… Continue reading Help America Pray the Rosary?