I thought I should address one of the responses that my story of the continuing saga of my censored alumni update has garnered. There’s this idea out there that if you went to a conservative Christian college that you should just expect them to behave badly and that’s that. A corollary to that idea is […]
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8, KJV When I was asked at the start of last spring semester whether I would be interested in assisting on research for […]
Perhaps I’m just a glutton for punishment, but every so often I feel the need to check out what one-time trustee at my alma mater, editor-in-chief of World Magazine (who would use that position to write thinly-veiled screeds about Covenant turning liberal), author of the Newt Gingrich-pimped The Tragedy of American Compassion (and of the super racist, orientalist, […]
I’m kind of dreading the Supreme Court rulings on marriage tomorrow. Not because I think we’re going to lose–all the Supreme Court math suggests otherwise, but because whatever happens, my Facebook newsfeed is going to be horrible tomorrow. I know people say I should just make heavy use of the “Unfriend” button, and maybe I […]
Obviously we’re still waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on DOMA and Prop 8, it was a bit of a circus there today because of the possibility that it would take be announced. There was a lone protester across the street with a huge sign saying something about sodomy, dude was wearing one of […]
The Daily Beast has a story about homeschooled kids who have grown up and are blogging about their negative experiences. I didn’t have the kind of negative experiences that those kids had, although I’ve definitely seen the kinds of problems that the article discusses. I think most of us who have grown up in homeschool […]
Sixteen and a half years ago President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, enshrining inequality into federal law. As Clinton tells it, he had to sign it because it was a veto-proof majority and any veto would have been overruled anyway, though I rather suspect that it had more to do with the fact […]
The Right And Marriage Equality: A Breakthrough Go read Andrew Sullivan’s recap of twenty some odd years of making a conservative case for marriage equality and the push back over the years. It puts the amicus brief from 75 conservative political figures into historical context. Tipping point, etc.