It has taken me since June 5, 2021 when I said my first prayer in a Turkish jail cell to now, September 17, 2021 to be ready to speak about the incredible and terrifying experience I had and how it has changed my life. I’m telling this story in the hopes of softening the heartsContinue reading “How My Atheist Mission to the Muslim World Brought Me Back to Christ”
Recently I’ve been hearing claims from corporate media such as The New York Times as well as an avalanche of blue checks on Twitter that the recent Texas bill HB 3979 banning the mandatory teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools is somehow akin to whitewashing history. They claim these bills ban the teaching ofContinue reading “Do Recent Anti-CRT Bills Ban the Teaching of Slavery and Racism?”
I’m not the first to notice that the people who claimed to be ‘the resistance’ in 2016 are the bandwagon riders in 2021. When the corporations, the government, the political establishment, and entirety of ‘polite society’ are on your side, you might want to reevaluate whether you are in fact, part of the ‘resistance.’ IContinue reading “Once a Rebel, Always a Rebel?”
From 2016-2019, I taught 7th Grade US History. My counterpart teacher at the time assigned her students the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass’s autobiography. I quickly read it myself, fell in love with it, and added it into my history curriculum. After I taught it that first year, I decided that IContinue reading “The Wisdom of Frederick Douglass”
The cynical redefinition of words is a fundamental part of their dystopian plan to seize power, and it’s working. If you haven’t read Orwell recently, I suggest you do so if you want to understand our current historical moment. Redefining words is an essential strategy totalitarian regimes use to gain power and control, and it’s running rampant. Any deviation from or questioning the ideology of critical theory (sometimes called intersectionality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or DEI) gets you labeled as one of these redefined words (racist, sexist, islamophobe, white supremacist, transphobe, TERF, fascist, etc.), effectively shutting opposing viewpoints out of the conversation.
What’s it like knowing firsthand the vile thoughts and feelings being had about you upon ‘coming out’ to friends and family as a conservative? How does it feel once you know that they know your deep, dark secret: that you have violated the oath of loyalty to the left, betrayed the tribe, and joined withContinue reading “On Apostasy from the Left”
Recently, I faced pushback for using the word “patriotism” on my website. A family member said he reads the word “patriotism” as “fascism”; it reminds him of the horrors that excess nationalism brought in Nazi Germany. Many people on the left share the horror of the word “patriotism”. First of all, what is patriotism, andContinue reading “Is Patriotism Fascist?”