“This Horrible and Hateful War on People”

This post is about “That Law,” that was passed by the house in Kansas, my home state, but likely won’t go further.  More to the point, it’s about all the hullabaloo that has surrounded it, “this horrible and hateful war on people,” as one blogger put it (who, by the way, started her piece with […]

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The End Game of Gender-less Marriage

True story: Last month, there was a writers panel in Sydney, that addressed the topic of marriage.  Titled tongue-in-cheek as “Why get married when you can be happy,” some of the participants tipped their cards rather tellingly on what the marriage re-definition issue is really about. The real winner of a quote comes from Masha […]

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Genderless Marriage and Arguments from Emotion

Maybe I’m just a sucker for a good analogy, but this piece by Doug Mainwaring really did a great job, in my opinion, of summing up the totality of the public discourse over the possibility of same-sex marriage.  He begins: In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that […]

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The Unfitness of Ideas: Contraceptive Mentalities and Natural Selection

Before the Supreme Court this week will be the question of “same-sex marriage.”   The potential for a Roe v. Wade category of decision making is certainly there: a decision that may echo in American discourse for the next few generations, much as Roe is still.  A branch of the federal government, the SCOTUS, has […]

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The Westboro Baptists,The Rainbow House, And The Chariot of Orthodoxy

Confessions: I am a Topekan.  It’s a pretty good city, all things considered.  Not the best, by far, but good. I’ve grown up “in the shadow” of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) all of my life. -They’ve picketed my Church (“Sodomite Fag Priests Burn In Hell,” apparently) -They’ve picketed my High School (“Sodomite School News […]

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Vegans for Food Equality

Here’s a great piece which underscores the very notion of the redefinition of things once commonly held (with a hat tip to Mark Shea). VEGANS FOR FOOD EQUALITY Inspired by the success of Catholics for Marriage Equality, a new group has formed: Vegans for Food Equality. Here is what they say: After generations of silence, […]

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