Jesus Is For The 99%

Jesus was not a capitalist, despite what Christian conservatives may argue. The way I can tell that Jesus was not a capitalist is not only by the fact that it didn’t exist as an economic system during his lifetime, but also the kinds of caring for one another Jesus teaches are opposed to what would later become … More Jesus Is For The 99%

Paying for Fake News When the Truth Will Set You Free

Intentional ignorance and misinformation is well-funded. Why? Because it works. If I can pay a few highly influential voices to craft a compelling narrative to scare you, then you are much easier to control. Stanford University recently released a report highlighting how difficult it is in this information age to discern what is or is … More Paying for Fake News When the Truth Will Set You Free

Jesus Wears a Safety Pin for the One Queer Kid Who Will See It

A queer person found their self surrounded by people wearing safety pins the other day, and breathed easier. “I knew I was among friends, and people had my back.” Why would this be? Because now, with the election of Donald Trump, we are living in the United States of Fear and the safety pin has emerged … More Jesus Wears a Safety Pin for the One Queer Kid Who Will See It

God is a Young Black Woman Who Hasn’t Shown Credentials

A passenger experienced a health emergency on a recent Delta flight, but fellow passenger Dr. Tamika Cross wasn’t able to help. She didn’t lack the ability, but was prevented from helping because she didn’t look how an “actual physician” should look and didn’t produce sufficient credentials, said the flight attendant who promptly let a white man assist instead.   This is … More God is a Young Black Woman Who Hasn’t Shown Credentials

Rape in Marriage: A Domestic Violence Awareness Alert

(Trigger warning: rape, abuse, domestic violence) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, also referred to as DVAM. Few people are aware of the extent to which rape occurs in marriage and how it is not only overlooked or tolerated, it is in fact justified. That makes it hard for those who are being raped in … More Rape in Marriage: A Domestic Violence Awareness Alert