The Texas FLDS Kids: A CPS Fishing Expedition?

This case out in Texas has me horrified. CPS shows up at the door demanding to speak to 2 [T-W-O] people and the next the thing you know, they’re in the sheep pen taking off with ALL [A-L-L] of the lambs. Why? What necessitated taking ALL of their children based on allegations against TWO? Their…

Butchering Beowulf

Beowulf was a heroic Geat. Neil Gaiman is a bloody git. He actually ruined Beowulf. [Yes, I blame Roger Avery, too, but Gaiman should have known better than to tamper with the poem that has shaped nearly every piece of fantasy or action/adventure fiction since. Then again, since there are rumors he’d also like a…

The Victimization of Mary Winkler

Is murder ever justified? Did Mary Winkler’s husband deserve to die? Mary Winkler is of course the celebrated murderous wife of the late Church of Christ pastor, Matthew Winkler. After a dispute over a crying baby in the middle of the night, Mary Winkler states that she grabbed a shotgun because she just wanted to…

My People are Fat People

“Where the fat people clothes at?” I yelled one day to the utter horror of all of the other Wal-Mart shoppers. Especially those in the section I was looking for. I’m fat. It’s true. And it’s a problem for some people. Now I’m not as fat as some people. I’m not even as fat as…

Demonizing Rev. Jerry Falwell

As most of you know, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, one-time founder of the Moral Majority and the new Faith & Values Coalition and chancellor of Liberty University died today. His death should not pass without comment. There was little chance that it would. The media has already begun to vilify the late preacher, calling him…