Rules of Engagement

Assembled masses.  Let us review our Rules of Engagement here on asktheBigot. You are invited to think critically. I encourage you to present and attack arguments. (Surprise! It’s biblical to judge ideas. John 7:24) Ask, discuss, share and debate. Come on IN! The water is hot and shark infested. All the cool kids are doing…

Exodus International Shuts Down- Now We Must Step Up

Have you ever tried to straddle a fence that was just an inch too high?  If not, you can imagine that it’s an exceptionally uncomfortable position.  The tendency is to jump from one foot to the other, rather than stand on tippy-toe with weight evenly divided on both sides. That is the picture in my…

Meekness vs. Weakness

A fellow blogger believes I am a coward. According to this name-calling, bomb-lobbing sister-in-Christ I am, as she so elegantly phrased it, “a coward for the Lord.”  Apparently because Jesus called the Jewish leadership ‘hypocrite’, ‘den of vipers’, ‘white washed sepulchers of death full of dead men’s bones’, ‘liars’, ‘completely evil’, ‘dunces’ etc, Christians conducting…

Moral Police vs. Mercy

Three days ago I condemned abortion as murder when I wrote about the abortion “doctor” who was convicted of killing babies born alive.  Today I am googling “foods that help women heal after an abortion” because I am making dinner for a new friend who is in the gut-wrenching place of trying to recover, physically…

Lost Things- and the God Who Loves Them

“Mom, are you still looking for Yuki?” I can’t help it.  Even though my cat of fifteen years has been gone for nearly a week I keep hoping that she will come home.   In every room of the house I find myself looking out the windows, pressing my face against the screen so I can…

Hypocrisy- Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

For all the jabs that get tossed at Millennials (text-junky-visually-addicted-short-attention-span-I’m-entitled-to-whatever-I-want-right-now), there is one thing that I can say with confidence.  They can smell a fake a mile away. My husband and I did youth ministry for ten years and we still get to wade in Millennial waters every now and then. (See adjacent photo of…

The Gospel. The NEW Rape.

I saw the caption “Pentagon Taps Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy” while scanning through headlines this week.  Then I read the article.  It is an outrage. Here’s the gist: Mikey Weinstein is going to consult with the Pentagon on religious policies, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the gospel during spiritual counseling of…

Open door? Or still small voice?

Have you ever been told that if God wants you to do something, then He will “open a door”?  I totally used to buy that.  Especially because when I prayed about a problem, it was often along the lines of, “Hey God, I already know what I’d like to do, but I need to check…

No Closets in Church

I forwarded “My Interview with a “Not Ex-Lesbian” Child of God,” to man at our church who identifies as a gay Christian. He came out to my husband and me a couple years ago and is one of our dear friends.  While we chatted on Sunday, he shared that he too desires to make church…