Monday, May 18, 2009 • 12:48 am
Today will be a significant day in the States of Washington as Gov. Chris Gregoire is set to sign into law a measure that would expand the state’s domestic partnership law to include “everything but marriage.” The bill would give additional spousal rights and benefits to domestic partners, including same-sex couples and unmarried senior heterosexual couples, in various areas of state law.
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, this post (w/ its 330+ comments) explains why I hold to a ‘traditional’ view of homosexuality. But having said, I think its preposterous Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , Christine Gregoire, everything but marriage, prop 8, referendum 71, same-sex couples, washington
Friday, December 5, 2008 • 2:07 am
What do you think of this Prop 8 Musical Video?
It’s a satire and I get it but it wasn’t that funny since well, they’re making fun of people like me. I’m frustrated for many reasons including the lowblows at Christians. I get the lowblows and potshots at Christians because we deserve it yada yada yada. I understand. But I get frustrated because you almost NEVER hear about the positive and good things that christians and churches do for their neighbors, cities, and such. You only read and see the bad stuff that happens with churches, pastors, and christians. And stuff like Prop 8 just widens the chasm between people. We stand behind issues without really knowing the people on the “other side.”
Well, I don’t really have the energy to share anything more. In the next week or two, I’ll attempt to articulate why I hold to a traditional view of marriage but don’t support Prop 8. That position sucks because it gets rocks thrown from both sides. But let me stop here…I’ve received enough angry emails for the week that I’m considering removing the ‘contact’ section on my blog.
Here’s the video. What do you think? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: christianity, church, politics, prop 8, prop 8 musical
Monday, November 24, 2008 • 11:56 pm
Okay, let’s have at it respectfully. You knew that the hotly contested and “controversial” Proposition 8 of California was eventually going to be discussed here. Why am I bringing it up now? This morning, I saw this billboard [online] and thought it would be worthwhile to host what I hope to be a passionate, compassionate, but above all, respectful dialogue. I confess I don’t know much about the precise details of all that led to the actual vote of Prop 8 beyond the big picture media blitz it has received during the election season.
What do you think of the billboard and it’s message from a group of Christians “sorry” about the results of Prop. 8. From their website, Our Hearts are With You:
As a Christian, I am sorry for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who took away the rights & equality of so many in the name of God… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: church, politics, religion, prop 8, proposition 8