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The “Order” Of Things: Let Them Kill…Yes - Let Them Marry…No

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I'm always amazed at public opinion...especially when it provides some insights into human nature in 21st century America. Over the years, I've always marveled at the prudish obsession with all things prurient. I could be wrong, but I suspect a majority of Americans would rather allow their children to watch ...

Bush Administration To Define Contraception As Abortion?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

As if it isn't bad enough that we've had to endure nearly eight years of George W. Bush, he has chosen his final months to enact one of his most intrusive policy initiatives. It seems that the president has decided to redefine abortion to include contraception. The plan would be ...

Teen Pregnancies Rise: How About Those Abstinence Programs?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I'm not sure what it will take for our government to admit that abstinence education isn't working. Fortunately, George Bush will soon leave office and we can hope that the next president will restore science to its proper place and put an end to the myth that purity pledges are ...

Innocence Lost: The Path From Purity To Pragmatism

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Many Americans like to look at Europe as an example of the moral decay we can expect if we continue to alter our values and ignore our long standing Christian principles. Implicit in this belief, amongst many on the religious right, is the presumption that one's morality is directly correlated ...

WHO Updates AIDS Model - Guess Who Attaches Moral Judgement?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The inclination to view natural disasters and disease as signs of God's wrath remains a frightening demonstration of the dangers of religious dogma. Time and again, a vocal group of religious leaders attribute these tragedies to the morality of those affected. One long standing example is HIV/AIDS, though there are ...

CBS’s “Schwing-Town” Has AFA All Hot And Bothered

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

The religious loons never cease to amaze me. Following Froday's premiere of the new CBS show, Swingtown, the American Family Association is leading the charge to get the program banned from local CBS affiliates on the grounds that it violates their broadcast licensing because it doesn't "serve the public interest". ...

Faith Vs. Science: Is The Devil In The Details?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Have you ever asked yourself what America and the world would look like if the abstinence-only advocating...intelligent design demanding...religious right had the power to enact the legislation they preferred? I don't know about you, but the thought of this group at the helm of humanity is not only frightening; it ...

Musings On Prudes, Perverts, Photographs, & Polygamists

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Two recent news items led me to today's musing. The first is the Texas polygamists and the second is the Vanity Fair photo of Miley Cyrus. Both serve to demonstrate the fact that numerous American's have yet to resolve the unhealthy dissonance that seems to accompany any event that can ...

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