Death of Fred Phelps should be a commiseration, not a celebration

When word came out last week that Fred Phelps was on his deathbed, much of the public reaction was, unsurprisingly, as scathing as it was justified. Phelps, who died on March 19, was the founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and patriarch of what is often called the most hated family in America. … Continue reading Death of Fred Phelps should be a commiseration, not a celebration

Valentines’ Day doesn’t matter

Okay, so this is the part where I play the cynical, unromantic single dude who hates Valentine's Day because it excludes me. Whatever. Most people who really like Valentine's Day are either distastefully eager to use it as some kind of perverse test of faith, or are desperate for the corporate-sponsored, straight-to-video mockery of human … Continue reading Valentines’ Day doesn’t matter