So Freedom Sunday has come and gone. I didn’t hear anything on the news this morning about whether or not major changes are in the works, but I’d like to hear from the MoF crowd about this. Should churches be tax exempt or free to use their spiritual influence to exert political influence (and pay … [Read more…]
I’m so glad that McCain deigned to show up to his debate, although claiming to be too good for it? Classy. I TiVo’d the debate last night, so I’m only an hour and a half through it (only so much I can take…and after a beer it’s harder to focus on political punditry). My major … [Read more…]
So here you go: “Orson Scott Card Wants YOU (To Rise Up Against The Gay Menace). Including such gems as To those to of you who haven’t read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott card, warning: two spoilers follow. Spoiler 1: Your childhood was incomplete. and You’ve spent your life imagining diverse races and cultures, and … [Read more…]
California, post Supreme Court decision (that discrimination based on gender is discrimination), now uses marriage licenses that ask for the names of “Party A” and “Party B” to the marriage. As someone who still doesn’t feel like the word “wife” applies to her, I think this is pretty awesome. It is, however, causing waves. I … [Read more…]
I know I’m not the only one to whom this has occurred before, but the Pope thinks secularists are too materialistic (unlike the Church, of course). Some great comments on this over at Pharyngula.
Here are two great articles about the “feminism” espoused by Palin and, by extension, Republicans: McCain’s Feminist Mistake and Feminism without Feminism.
This is the trailer for a new movie, a Jihad for Love. I thought it was apropos given Prop 8’s drawing ever nearer. It is a story about the struggle of gay Muslims. I have added it to my Netflix queue, but if it comes out in the greater LA area, I’ll prolly get a … [Read more…]
Here. I’ve heard the argument represented in the graph before but, as they say, this is worth 1000 words.
There’s a debate that addresses this at school today, which I shall attend. It is put on by the local chapter of the Federalist Society (the campus representative states that they are devoted to “honest & careful interpretation of the constitution” and are “never timid about debating”). Sometimes I feel like I’m surrounded by them … [Read more…]
Here. How part of the argument against gay marriage necessitates a need for a “Cleaveresque” norm of relationships.
Here. (FfL’s official site here.)
I think that McCain’s choice of vice president is a misguided attempt to cash in on the presumed fact that Hillary supporters were only her supporters because she’s female, an attempt to get more credibility regarding ANWAR, and an attempt to show that the Republicans are just as progressive as the Democrats (“you’ve got a … [Read more…]