Why No Racial Term Is Politically Correct

1 Comment

Racism

The days we live in seem to be heated with accusations of “racial profiling,” of “racism,” and the many uses of “racial slurs,” and “race terms.” It’s enough to make me want to race in the other direction.

More

Advertisements

The Gay Pot Fiscal Cliff Complication

3 Comments

20121114-111822.jpg

Well, the elections are finally (FINALLY) over and done – and even Florida’s votes have already been counted! Now we can knuckle down and get to work. We have a president going into his second term to finish (hopefully) the job he started, four states have approved marriage equality by popular vote, two states have legalized recreational marijuana, and by the end of the year all tax breaks will expire and the world will end as we plummet over the fiscal cliff everyone’s been talking about, dragging the world’s economy with us and throwing the entire world into the Dark Ages.

More

Today I Am A (Semi-)Married Man

1 Comment

I was originally going to post something on my blog about some inane thing I experienced, or some incredible stupidity I endured – you know, the normal posts. But then this incredible thing happened to me yesterday – and all a bit suddenly. You see, yesterday I became a semi-married man.

More

Do You Wear Your Church On Your Sleeve?

2 Comments

20121012-160720.jpg

It may sound like a silly question, but do you wear your church on your sleeve?

Most people would probably say no, which is not a wrong answer (there really is no right or wrong answer to that question). Personally, I’m comfortable not wearing my church on my sleeve, shoving it down other people’s throats whenever they look at me, cornering them in the most uncomfortable places (like standing at a men’s room urinal) talking to them about my church and my faith. But in the same breath, neither do I wear my sexuality on my sleeve. My sexuality, my faith, my church, my heigh, my weight, my education, my diet, my bowel movements – these are all facets of a single life that in its totality is me.

More

Despite What You Know, It’s Always Perception That Matters

3 Comments

20121002-132140.jpg

I’m sure we’ve all come across this at some point in our lives. We know the truth of what happened – whether it was something we did (ourselves), or something that someone else did. We experienced it ourselves, and with our own eyes. Yet somehow, someone else may have perceived it another way.

More

Should the Church Re-Evaluate Another Teaching?

Leave a comment

20120723-152347.jpg

In the early part of July, the Bishops of the Episcopal Church of the USA (“ECUSA” or “TEC”) sanctioned same-sex unions and the ceremonial rites for them. Not surprisingly, this has caused a stir among Episcopalians and Anglo-Catholics alike – both for and against the proclamation. Some cheer that the church is doing a good thing by blessing same-sex unions and marriages; others somewhat condemn the decision the church has made. As you can guess, I have my own thoughts on the subject which I will now inflict on you.

More

Again with the Gay Marriage

1 Comment

Who would have thought that so soon this discussion would be in front of everyone again – only this time with the President of the United States behind it? I’m not saying that’s a bad thing – quite the contrary, I believe it’s a good thing to have a sitting President of the United States take a formal stand on “Gay Marriage” (and why do we keep calling it Gay Marriage, anyway? Will we be keeping it separate from “Straight Marriage” or “Breeder Marriage,” “Black Marriage” or “Asian Marriage?”). Put simply, he’s stated that over the past several years, he’s been giving it a lot of thought and has come to the conclusion that everyone, even homosexuals, should have the right to marriage and everything it stands for.  More

Older Entries