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Deworm 1000 Children for the Price of Lunch: Here’s How You Can Be a Hero!

Deworm 1000 Children for the Price of Lunch: Here’s How You Can Be a Hero!

May 5, 2015

You’ve heard the phrase “dirt poor” before, and you may have even used it to describe yourself. But, what if I told you that people in Haiti literally make cookies out of mud just to ease the hunger pangs caused by intestinal worms? Now, I know this blog/website is usually reserved for issues pertaining to sexuality/gender identity and how they relate to faith,...

Let’s Picket Fred Phelps’ Funeral … With Love

Let’s Picket Fred Phelps’ Funeral … With Love

Mar 16, 2014

Fred Phelps, organizer and leader of the hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church, is reported on his death bed at the moment. It is news that is quickly spreading throughout social media, with flagrant tweets and Facebook statuses that are somewhat amusing, yet slightly disheartening. Let me begin by saying that I am, obviously, not a fan of Fred Phelps nor the...

Michael Sam: Breaking Stereotypes and Becoming a Star

Michael Sam: Breaking Stereotypes and Becoming a Star

Feb 12, 2014

I played football all throughout school. I was a lot bigger when I was growing up, so I played on the offensive line, usually as a left tackle. I really enjoyed football, even though there were often times that it got tough. I started playing in the 6th grade, and continued playing until I graduated. I wasn’t the best player, but I usually was a starter, and I...

Conservative American Pastor to Be Charged With “Crimes Against Humanity”

Conservative American Pastor to Be Charged With “Crimes Against Humanity”

Jan 22, 2014

Prepare yourselves: a new wave of conservative Christians yelling that they are being persecuted is about to be upon us. The difference this time is that one conservative pastor is actually being prosecuted – but, contrary to what some of these conservatives will tell you, this is a monumental moment, and is in no way a persecution of conservative Christianity....