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Mike, Who Speaketh His Mind

Chris Pratt and Profaning the Sacred

At the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, “Generation Award” recipient Chris Pratt delivered what is being hailed as a tour de force of subversive Christian preaching.  You can see it here. In it Pratt lays down nine rules for the next generation.  He starts with a throwaway joke (“Breathe…if […]

The Naaman Excuse

Now that a half-hearted decision of the Supreme Court has come down in favor of religious freedom and individual conscience, there are many people digging through the Bible wondering if Christian businesspersons who refuse to service gay weddings are just being bigoted or are actually following their faith — the […]

Chelsea Clinton, Mean-Girl-in-Chief

I saw a brief but interesting exchange on Twitter yesterday between Chelsea Clinton and someone who had the absolute douchebaggery to tweet, “Death to @ChelseaClinton and @HillaryClinton!” And make no mistake: That is douchebaggery. No matter how much you might not like a public figure, calling for that person’s death, even […]

Don’t Put Gorsuch Out in the Cold

If you’ve read anything about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch‘s dissent in the case of the truck driver who left his trailer behind rather than freeze to death [PDF link], and you’re wondering, “How could Gorsuch be such a cold, heartless bastard as to want to side with the truck company […]

“Not One Jot or Thimble Shall Pass”

I saw something disturbing in the news today. No, nothing Donald Trump tweeted. Rather, the Parker Brothers game “Monopoly” is retiring one of its signature game pieces: The thimble. It was ousted by popular vote, so this was hardly an authoritarian or fascist move by Parker Brothers – sorry, I […]

A Quick Word About Third-Party Voting

In this most recent election, no third-party candidate was going to win. That much was plain. (The chance that Evan McMullin could’ve been handed the presidency by the House of Representatives in the case of an Electoral College tie was slim beyond words, and you could only possibly effect that outcome if you […]