Grayson Quay

Grayson Quay

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Grayson Quay is a freelance writer. His work has been published in The Washington Times, The National Interest, Rare, and Townhall. He is a graduate of Grove City College, a former high school teacher, and a current M.A. student at Georgetown University. 

Recent blog posts by this author

The Dehumanizing Horror of Facebook Tag Groups

When I was in high school, I had a classmate who obsessively sorted everyone in the school into made-up categories. It seemed like every week, he would invent new sets of criteria by which to group us. For reasons I couldn’t fully explain, I hated...

Anti-Christian Blasphemy Isn’t Edgy or Brave

In late December, an obscure Brazilian far-right group firebombed the Rio de Janeiro office of the production company behind a comedic Netflix “Christmas special” that portrayed Jesus as gay. A security guard quickly extinguished the blaze, and no...

Are Human Rights Real?

“Rights! Boy, everyone in this country’s always running around yammering about their [expletive] rights. ‘I have a right,’ ‘You have no right’… Folks, I hate to spoil your fun, but there’s no such thing as rights. Ok? They’re imaginary. We made them...

It's Time to Stop Hating on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’

There are plenty of candidates for the worst Christmas song. “Do They Know It's Christmas?” comes off as the humanitarian equivalent of an “Arms of the Angels” ASPCA ad; “Here Comes Santa Claus” seems to be proselytizing for some kind of strange...

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

There’s a scene in The Big Lebowski in which The Dude bitterly objects that the pornographer Jackie Treehorn, viewed by the local sheriff as an upstanding citizen who “draws a lot of water” in Malibu, “treats objects like women,...

Christianity and the Big Bang

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “The Big Bang Theory: God spoke, and ‘Bang!’ it happened.” The implication was clear: in addition to being the least funny sitcom ever made, the Big Bang Theory is an attack on religion, an attempt by...

Daenerys Targaryen: A Cautionary Tale for Feminists

This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season Eight. Hands up if you’ve ever encountered some variant of the phrase “Yass, Queen! Slay!” “Slaying,” a term usually applied to bold, powerful, unapologetically ambitious feminist icons...

‘8 Mile’ and the Power of Logos

“In the beginning was the Word.” So begins John’s Gospel. In the original Greek, “Word” is logos, a word meaning precise, reasoned speech that brings order out of chaos. Jordan Peterson calls it “the articulated truth.” English poet Samuel Taylor...

How Totalitarians Force Confessions From Innocent People

I recently re-read George Orwell’s anti-Soviet fable Animal Farm for the first time since high school, and I found myself at a loss to explain one of the book’s darkest scenes to the student I was tutoring. In this scene, Napoleon (Orwell’s stand...

'Much Ado about Nothing': Shakespeare’s Answer to #MeToo

In one sense, the #MeToo movement seems like an inherently modern event made possible by a perfect storm of social media, sexual revolution, post-Trump outrage, and third-wave feminism. Its accompanying hashtag, #TimesUp, reinforces the idea of...

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