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!

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

Survey Says…

Have you heard?  Americans feel that religious freedom is more important than LGBT human rights, by a 4 to 1 margin. That’s according to a poll by FOX News contributor Patrick Caddell. Of course, there are some problems with the poll, such as the fact that it’s an online survey and not clear as to … Continue reading Survey Says…

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

Persecution

The far right has been intertwining the concepts of religious freedom and religious persecution, weaving a duality in which any limit on the former begets the latter.  In this paradigm, even separation between church and state becomes religious persecution.  There is no middle ground. There is a profound story on the website Homeschoolers Anonymous, where … Continue reading Persecution