Latest Blog Posts on Gay Marriage
The news that the Supreme Court has struck down barriers to same-sex marriage nationwide is truly a victory for civil rights. While homosexuals haven't faced the same sustained, institutionalized violent terrorism that black Americans suffered, they have suffered a more quiet form of oppression in recent decades of denial and humiliation and insult, often deprived basic human compassion and dig ...
I have a dear friend who is, almost certainly, gay. We never discuss this -- sexual behaviour isn't a normal topic of conversation in most friendships! I worry that my friend has no partner, that my friend's church and community are adamantly judgmental -- in the most negative of ways -- of gays. To come out of the closet, for my friend, would mean losing most of the many communities to which ...
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5IXJw0GvsM[/youtube] In 1975, a Boulder, Colorado county clerk issued six marriage licenses to gay couples, including Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain gre ...
[caption id="attachment_5579" align="alignleft" width="395"] David Brooks' latest book is the subject of an edifying interview in the June 2015 issue of Christianity Today.[/caption] In the midst of preparing for this major house renovation, for which mental health breaks have come in the form of way too many back-to-back episodes of the T.V. series "Breaking Bad," and regrettably less writin ...
[caption id="attachment_10065" align="alignleft" width="300"] foodpictures.mobi[/caption] We had pizza for dinner last night. So today -- as most pizza eaters know -- was 'leftover pizza' day. Here's the deal: my beloved must heat his. I eat it hot the first night, cold after. I actually like cold pizza! The very idea seems, to him, almost revolting. We have similar differences when we b ...
[caption id="attachment_33357" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright 20th Century Fox 2015[/caption] "Unfinished Business" is a story about three renegade renegades from bureaucracy going up against The Man and the importance of the individual in an era of soul-grinding corporatism. But the movie itself is clearly the product of institutional over-management, as though it was put together ...
In what follows, all-around bright guy, Myron Pauli, weighs in on the brouhaha surrounding Rudy Giuliani's judgment that President Obama doesn't "love America." Dr. Pauli provides some real food for thought. If he's right--and, tragically, it's tough to show that he isn't--than America's problems are much, much larger than this president. In scientific research and on Jeopardy , it is ess ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKHj7Jwt4MI The Church in the world. While the Catholic Church is no stranger to news headlines (for both good and not-so-good reasons), little is known by the general public about its full-throttle engagement with the United Nations on issues related to such matters refugees, religious f ...
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