Current Events and Social Issues

Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos: the new faces of child advocacy?

Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart writer responsible for shaming trans people, lesbians, and people of common sense, resigned after comments surfaced where he stated there was no reason for age of consent laws and that sex between children and adults could be positive. He also mentioned, on Joe Rogan’s podcast, that he had seen minors molested by… Continue reading Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos: the new faces of child advocacy?

Current Events and Social Issues

Betsy DeVoss: Bring on the Godless Girl! Time for a Golden Age of Teen Rebellion!

America’s children will get a fundamentalist Christian education whether their parents desire it or not! Betsy DeVos, graduate of evangelical Calvin College, homeschool advocate, and avowed enemy of the public school who has said that her goal regarding education is “to confront the culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to… Continue reading Betsy DeVoss: Bring on the Godless Girl! Time for a Golden Age of Teen Rebellion!

Religious Right

Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the Public School Apocalypse

Jerry Falwell, Jr. has been appointed by President Trump to head the new task force on the U.S. Department of Education.  It will be his job to pinpoint areas where changes need to be made to policies of the Department of Education. The exact scope size and mission of the project has yet to be determined. Until… Continue reading Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the Public School Apocalypse

fundamentalist figures

Jack T. Chick passes away. I once believed he never existed!!!

Jack T. Chick, the producer of Chick tracts, small comic book tracts that will be handed out this Halloween, died October 23, 2016 in Alhambra, California.  He served in the military, got his start taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse (with such notables as Dustin Hoffman), and eventually worked as aerospace illustrator for another… Continue reading Jack T. Chick passes away. I once believed he never existed!!!

reviews

Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity by Tim Gilmore (a review)

Bob Gray, the Jacksonville pastor seen in this photograph from LIFE magazine preaching against Elvis Presley, was connected with a number of top fundamentalist preachers like Jerry Falwell, Lester Roloff, and was a big supporter of Ronald Reagan.  He was arrested in 2006 for multiple accounts of child molestation. Gray’s trial was delayed for over a… Continue reading Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity by Tim Gilmore (a review)

Current Events and Social Issues

TOMMY: The First Survivor War

NOTE: The death of David Bowie was announced today.  As a result, I was sharing appropriate David Bowie clips and memes on Facebook.  One of my Facebook friends mentioned she was watching Tommy, Ken Russell’s movie of the rock opera by The Who.  It got me thinking, “Pete Townshend is still alive!” So, recognizing that even… Continue reading TOMMY: The First Survivor War