Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

George Floyd’s murder in Milwaukee under a policeman’s knee on May 25, 2020, sparked massive and mostly peaceful anti-racism protests worldwide by millions under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Millions poured into the the streets. Across the United States, there were more than 550 marches, rallies and vigils (photos). There were also protests in at least 40 countries beyond the U.S. DW News out … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

Our Cabin Vacation

Like most everyone, David and I have inhabited the same four walls since March. This past week we escaped to another set of walls for a short 3-day mini-vacation. It was delightful! We drove two hours south to the Hickory Creek Cabin in Lexington, Ohio. It’s a small cabin tucked away in a patch of woods, surrounded by corn fields. It was delightfully quiet and … Continue reading Our Cabin Vacation

A plague o’ both your houses!

Ginsburg’s death and McConnell’s hypocrisy is the final straw. At 67 I’ve seen the country rocked many times: two Kennedy assassinations, Martin Luther King assassination, Vietnam War, Kent State, Watergate, Three Mile Island, 9/11, 2009-2010 economic crisis, mass shootings, the Trump election, COVID-19 and zillions of other events in between. Now comes the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and McConnell’s patently hypocritical rush to replace … Continue reading A plague o’ both your houses!

Trump Called Most Pro-Gay President Ever

Richard Grenell is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of LGBT Republicans founded in 1977. Grenell has been active in Republican politics for years. He served in the U.S. State Department during President George W. Bush’s Administration. Under President Trump, Grenell says he has been the first openly-gay Cabinet member in history. He has served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Acting Director … Continue reading Trump Called Most Pro-Gay President Ever

God Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

This week I conclude a brief series that has looked at religion and LGBT issues. Today’s final installment focuses on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality and LGBT issues overall. This TED Talk expands on last week’s analysis of Romans 1 and looks more broadly at the Bible as a whole, taken in its full literary and historical context. The speakers assert … Continue reading God Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Romans 1 Revisited

This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality. All the religions of the world are based on fundamental tenets that followers believe. These are embodied in texts such as the Bible or Quran, and are generally seen as permanent and absolute. Society isn’t static, however, and so neither is scripture — … Continue reading Romans 1 Revisited