When Nachos Attack!

Rainbow Doritos oppress Christianity (more specifically, the far right flavours thereof). At least, that’s the pronouncement of Pastor Carl Gallups, who has also written a book about how corporations persecute the church by supporting LGBT causes: “One of the ways they do this, Gallups notes, is through partnerships and funding agreements with far left activists. … Continue reading When Nachos Attack!

Gimme That End Times Religion: Inventing the Great Tribulation

If you read far right media (which I do, just as much as left-wing media), you’ve probably been hearing some very dire predictions of religious persecution in the U.S.  It has only intensified with the arrest of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.  It would seem that the sky is falling. Don’t believe me? Here is a … Continue reading Gimme That End Times Religion: Inventing the Great Tribulation

The Right Not to Learn

Brian Grasso, a freshman at Duke University, is taking a public stand against reading “Fun Home,” by Alison Bechdel, as part of his course studies.  The depictions of lesbian sexuality conflict with his moral conscience: After researching the book’s content and reading a portion of it, I chose to opt out of the assignment. My choice had nothing to … Continue reading The Right Not to Learn

Doublespeak Decoder: “Gay marriage rights” / “those who believe in biblical marriage”

Taking a step back for a moment, it’s worth having a brief lesson in spin, here. Opposition to LGBT people and their human rights is being soft-sold among far right groups and to the public at large as opposition to same-sex marriage.  The idea plays on the familiar adage of “hate the sin, love the … Continue reading Doublespeak Decoder: “Gay marriage rights” / “those who believe in biblical marriage”

… in which President Obama and LGBT People Oppress Kenya

President Obama visited Kenya this week, and gave what Vox is calling one of his most important speeches while in office: “While Obama’s address in Kenya was ostensibly about that country’s path to prosperity and the barriers it must overcome to achieve its full potential, it actually offered something much more powerful. In the 43-minute … Continue reading … in which President Obama and LGBT People Oppress Kenya