Archive for March, 2009

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Don’t Push It

The linked blogger decries that Obama is not taking action to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the failed policy introduced during the Clinton Administration. As much as I, like many believe this policy should be lifted, I’m not so sure that it is a bad thing to place it on the back burner at this time. If we look back at the genesis of DADT, it grew from Clinton’s campaign promise to create an equal[Read More…]

March 30, 2009 4 comments general

Cool Web Site

I found this cool web site and think you should check it out if you are of the belief that GLBTQ people belong on the inside of the children of God. I have added it to my blogroll as well as linking it here. http://straightnotnarrow.blogspot.com/

March 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links, Religion Has Failed

Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds – USATODAY.com

Saw this before going to wortk this morning, and then noticed it had made front page of the local paper. Worth reading. commentary to follow later Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds – USATODAY.com.

March 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary

Lectionary Reading for March 5, 2009

Waiting for the California Supreme Court Ruling on Prop 8 Gospel Mt 7:7-12 Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asked[Read More…]

March 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled general

How Religion Fails us- Covenant Marriage

This post may seem politicaly based, but I decided to post it here due to the religious motivations behind the law being discussed in this linked blog. This is a story about something called Covenant Marriage, a type of legal marriage began as an attempt to stem divorce rates, begun in Lousiana, but now available in several states. My purpose in writing about it is to illustrate the ways in which conservatives apply a double[Read More…]

March 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

H – E – double hockey sticks

The link below is about a really wonderful story from This American Life. The Bible’s priorities, however, have been inverted by evangelicals, for whom Hell has become a central, essential doctrine. I’m not sure how that happened. St. Paul had precisely nothing to say on the subject of Hell. He had a lot to say about death, resurrection and the kingdom, but not one word about Hell. I can tell you why Paul has no[Read More…]

March 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links

Commentary on Dobson and Focus on the Family

While I usually post this type of stuff to my other blog, thomascwaters.com, I thought this was really appropriate here.  Focus on the Family bases its message on christian values and the Bible. How easy it is (or is it?) to lose track of one’s original message and go off on some side path, that seems connected but maybe doesn’t have the same value in the end? If Christians want to uphold the Family and[Read More…]

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

Marriage Equality

Looking for anything I’ve written on Marriage Quality, check out my other blog: thomascwaters.com

March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled general

Some Hope for the Catholic Church ?

I saw a post to Twitter about the Catholic Church and Dawrin’s theory of evolution. The twitterer is an evangelical- sometimes extreme- christian blog, where members can post. Everytime I start to wonder why I’m following it, something like this comes up and I am glad that I am. Now the blogger gets some of it right and some of it… not so much. While the blogger found the article on 2/27/09, telegraph.co.uk actually ran[Read More…]

March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, General Commentary, Religion Has Failed
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