Tag Archives: Human Rights

Istanbul United

To say that there is something more important than football (what Americans call soccer) is heresy to many fans. Sadly, in the real world, it may be true. There is in the works a new documentary that covers a longing for … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage is Not Right (It’s Fabulous)

Of course homosexuality is a crime against nature! After all, it never occurs among wild animals. It certainly doesn’t happen in every human culture. It isn’t even physically possible for two humans of the same sex to have sexual intercourse. … Continue reading

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Hellfire

It suddenly occurs to me that religious groups that persuade their members to stay loyal by threatening them with hellfire for questioning doctrine are very similar to child molesters who persuade their victims to keep quiet by threatening them with bodily … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts Considering Change

If the Boy Scouts of America drop their ban on gays, it may ameliorate a confrontation with Pack 442 in Maryland, and other groups that have taken a stand against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It would be a … Continue reading

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Decalogue

I often hear people say they don’t believe everything in the Bible, but they try to follow the Ten Commandments; Christians will say that, although they don’t subscribe to all the Old Testament laws, not stoning rebellious children for instance, … Continue reading

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More Guns

Just a short update on gun regulations. I heard Ben Stein’s interview on CNN today. I have to love the guy—he’s wrong on almost everything, but he always says it amusingly. Heck, he’s even funny to look at, and he … Continue reading

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Democracy and Terminology

I am sorry to have to report that two terms, “capitalism” and “socialism,” have died. We all know what they used to mean, forms of practical economics, “capitalism” involving private ownership and free trade; while “socialism” implying common ownership of … Continue reading

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First World Problem

It seems perfectly reasonable to say, “I don’t want to give up my car, my indoor plumbing, my electronics, the big yard that the kids play in…” Who wouldn’t want that stuff? And where’s the harm in wanting to maintain … Continue reading

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Homosexualist Debate

I got into a discussion with a Facebook friend that I would like to open up for discussion. I have included our whole conversation, minus a few comments on blog formats. Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 by Tom Usher … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds

This is a great piece I had to pass along, a guest post on John Scalzi’s blog. It should be required reading for everyone, especially legislators. Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds – Whatever. I hope that, if lawmakers … Continue reading

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