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Monday, February 17,2014
Sordid Tales

Oh Frankenstein the beautiful

A response to the people who went berserk over Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial

By Edwin Decker
What's that you say? "America the Beautiful" sung in Foreignnish? It's an outrage! Or so thought people like Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio.
Monday, February 3,2014
Sordid Tales

Wow, I guess I’m a bigot after all

It turns out everybody is an intolerant bastard

By Edwin Decker
Now, I've been called a bigot plenty before, but it never bothered me, because, well, I know that I'm not one. Indeed, I have been squawking against prejudice for as long as I've known how to squawk, have always been on the side of civil rights and have gleefully used this column to attack those who aren't.
Monday, January 20,2014
Sordid Tales

Someone told fat people these lies...

… so I will tell them the truth

By Edwin Decker
I'm sorry, but, no—our pudgy bodies are not "stunning." Not unless I was meeting a gal from Match.com after I told her I had "an athletic build" would she be "stunned" by my looks.
Monday, January 6,2014
Sordid Tales

The purpose of marriage

It’s not about procreation

By Edwin Decker
So, the question about who should and shouldn't be permitted to marry comes down to one thing: What are those reasons?
Monday, December 23,2013
Sordid Tales

Oh, Satanism, how you disappoint me

What a controversy in Oklahoma has taught me about Satan worshippers

By Edwin Decker
Imagine my delight when I came across a Dec. 9 AP story headlined, "Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse."
Monday, December 9,2013
Sordid Tales

The most-right definition of manhood

Calling out sports culture for its machismo-fueled homophobia

By Edwin Decker
As a football enthusiast, I have long abhorred how professional sports culture remains mired in the dark ages of homophobia.
Monday, November 25,2013
Sordid Tales

Our federal holidays are mostly full of shit

But I have ideas for some new ones

By Edwin Decker
It occurred to me, as I was mulling over these ever-so-uplifting thoughts, that Thanksgiving is not the only holiday that's not been completely square with us.
Monday, November 11,2013
Sordid Tales

The wonderfully absurd reasons chicks can’t be priests

Translating the Vatican’s spokesdude isn’t difficult

By Edwin Decker
"This is just nonsense... It is simply not a realistic possibility," said Vatican spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi in response to reports that the Pope might ordain two Irish women as cardinals.
Monday, October 28,2013
Sordid Tales

The Redskins should compromise

My take on the name controversy and a recommended solution

By Edwin Decker
On Oct. 9, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote an open letter defending the football team's controversial name. It begins—as you would expect—with a lot of lip service to Redskins' devotees.
Tuesday, October 15,2013
Sordid Tales

Abolish mandatory sexual-harassment training

In this day and age, it’s disgusting

By Edwin Decker
Apparently, the only people who scored 100 were the mayoral candidates, probably because they all received something called "sexual harassment training."
 
 
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