John R. Lott Jr. and Bradley Smith Say Prop. 8 Supporters Face a Backlash – WSJ.com. There are 2 points of this opinion: 1) is to say that full public disclosure of financial gifts to political campaigns is like taking away a person’s right to vote secretly; and 2) the future is to intimidate people who donate to controversial campaigns. There are a few very fallacious points made. First, the issue that a person’s political[Read More…]
…argues that marriage is a civil contract validated by the state, not by churches as religious institutions.
To add to all the discourse or… I have been vascillating for a week now about writing this post, and if the truth be told I’m still not sure I want to put my comments out there. But here goes. I cal always choose to not publish it once written. Controversy I doubt the controversy is news to anyone at this point, but in brief: an envangelical pastor of aÂ CaliforniaÂ megachurch was invited to give the[Read More…]
On the iTunes app store, there are reviews of the applications. Â I often read these, and sometimes pick up a useful point or two, but too often, the reviews don’t tell me much except that someone liked an app or didn’t. Â And for me, that isn’t all that useful. Â Sure if 100 out of 120 people said good things, that suggests the app may be a good download, but what is past that? Â What is[Read More…]
The new Kylie video is really hot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Nvnp0MUAI&feature=PlayList&p=FC326DB28EC65D02&index=4 5:51 PM
As Brad and I fell asleep last night, we talked about expectations and wishes for Thanksgiving Day. I actually already had this blog post in my head, but the discussion reminded me that perhaps all of us carry into holidays, expectations and ideas about what a perfect holiday might look like and our perfect day is most likely heavily colored by our past. As a kid, I remember Aunt Florence when I think about any[Read More…]
Well, today is the big day for my boyfriend’s efforts.Â Today Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church anbd his gang will be in Pittsburgh protesting at a funeral and a few other chosen targets. Brad started a FaceBook group, and hopes to have a very silent/peaceful counter demonstration/witness during the protest at the funeral of Catherine Baker Knoll.Â If you are in the Pittsburgh area, and want to support him in this endeavor, please[Read More…]
So, I sit semi-regularly, with a small group of folks at work for a noon-time meditation. Â Most of the folks involved are buddhist, but not all. Â The meditation is simple and comfortable for anyone. Â No matter what your belief system (or lack there of) this can be a welcome place. Â Call it silent prayer, call it what you will, just come and spend about 30 minutes in silence. I say I attend semi-regularly- partly because[Read More…]