The Noncommittal Generation

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Commitment

We are seeing the up and coming generation of disbelief – the increase of people who stand for nothing, who have faith in nothing, who swear by nothing, who believe in nothing, and would die for nothing. To these people, chivalry is dead, God is dead, and the only things that matter are what they can put their hands on (and even then, only what’s directly in front of them). These are the people who never feel too strongly about anything, because at some point in their life they might have to defend their stand. More

Happy 4th of July!

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John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776"

I realize most everyone from the United States is going to be busy at this time with the National 4th of July Holiday. For those of you who are reading outside of the United States, the 4th of July is a very patriotic holiday marking the day of independence. It’s also known as Independence Day, and draws many people from around the country (and even the world) to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it all began. This great and solemn patriotic holiday is celebrated as every great, solemn federal holiday. It’s celebrated by drinking and eating until you puke.

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Today I Am A (Semi-)Married Man

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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.

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Should the Church Re-Evaluate Another Teaching?

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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.

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Again with the Gay Marriage

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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

Is Christie Out of His Mind?

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On one hand, we have the Governor Chris Christei – the Republican who tells everyone he’s not interested in running for the Presidency (at least not in 2012), is against homosexuality, who openly opposes “gay” marriage, and has just recently vetoed a bill passed by the New Jersey State Senate to legalize this “gay marriage,” opting for a public referendum. (Personally, I don’t like the term “gay marriage” – it’s just marriage; we don’t call it “straight marriage” or “bisexual marriage” for those who can marry today. Why do we need to call it “gay marriage” for the rest of us? But I digress.)

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Gay Marriage

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This is a subject I find to be of great importance – partly because I’m gay, yes; but mostly because I believe in the sanctity of human rights (not gay rights; human rights). And before you get all up in my face saying, “Well, DUH! Of course you believe in gay marriage because you’re GAY,” I’d just like to say that’s not entirely the case. There are actually a large number of gays who don’t believe in marriage, who aren’t fighting for it, and who couldn’t possibly care less about it. Thankfully, those numbers are decreasing as the years go by. And to say that every gay (in which I’m categorizing the entire LGBTQ society) is for gay marriage and gay rights would be akin to saying that every Caucasian fights for white supremacy; or that every Republican believes gay sex is identical to polygamy, incest, and man-on-dog sex (oh, wait – that’s only Rick Santorum).

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