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Gun-Toting Masculinities: Changing the Conversation in the Wake of Terror

April 25, 2013

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On a story lost in the busyness of last week’s news out of Boston: Each senator, when he or she voted on April 17th’s gun control bill, had the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy in mind. With family members of those who died in the shooting lobbying congress in the days and weeks before […]

The RNC and America’s Carpenters

September 13, 2012

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This post comes as a belated response to the Republican National Convention of three weeks ago. However, I do not desire to talk policy. Rather, what struck me as profoundly horrifying was the excessive language and imagery of hegemonic heterosexuality and white power.Inspiring this response of mine are two excerpts. The first comes from a […]

Nuns on Tour(!)

July 3, 2012

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The Religion News Service reported¬†yesterday on a group of nuns heading out on a nine-state bus tour, concluding on Capitol Hill, decrying the proposed GOP budget and criticizing the Catholic leadership’s opposition to President Obama’s Healthcare plan. Most notable about this escapade was that it “coincided with the ‘Fortnight for Freedom‘¬†campaign, a two-week effort by […]

The Bible Can’t Talk: When Liberal Christians Make Unconvincing Cases for Marriage Equality

June 12, 2012

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When Pastor Charles Worley made the remark in a sermon that all “the homosexuals” should be put behind “an electrified fence” (a link can be found below), the blogosphere exploded in reaction. And, indeed, his words were crazy, unacceptable, immoral, stupid, hateful, and frightening. However, I noted the alleged foundation to his argument: “The Bible’s […]

Pentecost Reminds Us that White Men Are a Demographic…and They’re Not Happy about It

May 30, 2012

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The Census Bureau recently reported that in 2011 a majority of children born were non-white. Actually, in the words of a Census Bureau employee, “2011 is the first time the population of infants under age 1 is majority minority.” This news has been met with both fear and celebration, yet the way in which the […]