Social Issues

Full-frontal breastfeeding in public. There’s room for middle-ground.

Mom told to cover-up takes different approach. (Facebook/Carol Lockwood) This won’t win me any friends but I agree with Orlando Sentinel’s David Whitley. He comes down (ever so gently) on full-frontal breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding is normal, nurturing and nobody should be shamed for doing it. On top of that, it’s a legal right in all 50 states. To breastfeeding moms and their supporters: Feed…

Supreme Court rules for baker in same-sex wedding cake case. Not a clear win for either side.

This is an interesting yet ambiguous Supreme Court ruling. It’s not a clear win for social conservatives or the LGBTQ community. A baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding citing religious objections. He says he has no problem selling a gay customer baked goods. But he refuses to bake a wedding cake due to…

The First Amendment And What It Means For Free Speech Online

Written by Sam Cook The internet as we know it is nearly 30 years old. Sure, the web is a bit more complicated — and more intricately connected — than it was 30 years ago, but it’s no less of a modern Wild West today than it was in the 90s (although you may need to dig deep into the darknet to…

Fluid Gender Identity. I Don’t Understand, But I’m Trying.

When I say confused I’m not saying anything is wrong with the spectrum and fluidity of gender identity; I’m saying I don’t understand how someone can feel like a man one day, female the next or at any given moment, somewhere in-between or entirely genderless? But to quote my 19 year-old daughter, “Mom you don’t need to understand something to…

God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood

  Excerpted from “God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood” They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on “A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health.” They’re always there, the voices to protect the unborn. A few protesters waved graphic images of bloody broken babies and held “Planned Parenthood = Murder” signs. A man on a…

To Westboro Baptist: We Win

I’ve long been horrified by Westboro Baptist. On the continuum of LGBT haters, they spew the worst anti LGBT post tragedy bile imaginable with such Godly views as: they deserved it. WB is apparently “Orlando Bound” to protest, as they often do, at local funerals of victims of the Pulse tragedy. It goes without saying but it takes a special…

It’s time the anti-poverty Pope blesses birth control.

It’s not easy to criticize the coolest Pope, ever. Pope Francis smiles for selfies, Tweets, says yes! to the Big Bang and evolution, waves from his popemobile and against tradition, washes (oh the horror!) the feet of women on Holy Thursday. I’m not Catholic but when this Pope speaks, I listen. I don’t expect to agree with everything he says but…

Lady writes in to insist on “natural roles” for women and men.

I had to do some serious deep breathing after I read this letter to the Orlando Sentinel. Diane wrote against women in combat, against women going against their “natural roles” in society: “However, feminists have shrilly begged for “equality” for so long, and now they have it; or do they? Not all women want it; nor do men. Equality is physically…

Kim Davis: At least we have this in common

I sickened myself as I cheered, celebrating this Christian being thrown to the lions. I watched the one minute coverage below and rooted the mob who piled on in front of Kim Davis’s desk, a woman who three-times divorced with two kids out-of-wedlock (not judging pointing out hypocrisy) refuses to grant marriage certificates to same-sex couples.   This was bound…

Heritage or hate?

Confederate flag’s half-century at S.C. Capitol ends – CNN.com Yes it’s true, taking the Confederate flag down won’t end racism as banning the swastika in Germany didn’t stop Neo-Nazis from bleeding white supremacy. But why would anyone willing to face the Confederate flag’s history want to add insult to injury? “The Confederate flag, we are told, represents heritage, not hate.…

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