Imagine if I wasn’t a white, straight, cisgender, American man who speaks English fluently? It made me think of all those who cross borders – those who are immediately perceived, even subconsciously, as a danger. As different.
I am never going to post stories praising black people for hugging and comforting Nazis. Not on a boat. Not near a moat. Not on a stair. Not near a chair. Not anywhere. It’s the same reason I didn’t share that annoying video with Trump supporters giving Black Lives Matter a few minutes on stage … Continue reading Stop Weaponizing Pictures of Black People Hugging Our Oppressors
I haven’t been smiling much lately. In fact, I’ve been tearing up a lot. And not just because I lived through desegregation here in Tennessee girded in hope, yet now fear the destruction of my nation’s ideals at the hands of white supremacists and sixth-grade-style bullies (with fourth-grade reading levels). This near-crying thing is strange … Continue reading Watching the “Christian” Responses to a Local Mosque Getting Burned Down
We Christians would like to think that, within Christian community, we are kinder to each other. We would like to think that we are better at “doing unto others.” Dear church, here’s the truth: we are not exempt from sexual harassment. We are not immune from sexual abuse. The sound of #MeToo echoes within the … Continue reading 21 Stories of Pastors Being Sexually Harassed & Abused Inside Their Churches #MeToo
This occurred in a training session that was supposed to be helping pastors be ethical when it comes to human sexuality. We pastors know we have a problem, but we think it’s a few bad apples. It is not. It is both an ancient and an ongoing problem.
The annual BET (Black Entertainment Telivision) Hip Hop Awards aired this week, featuring Hip Hop’s biggest stars and awarding them for their dominance in the rap game over the last 12 months. The BET Hip Hop Awards are like no other in that it not only features live performances during the broadcast, but also … Continue reading Eminem Isn’t the 1st Rapper to Slander Trump, He’s Just the 1st to Do it While White