Religion

You Suck

Memorial Day weekend of 2015 was “Uncle Ed” weekend for me. From Saturday until Tuesday I was surrounded by nieces and nephews from all sides of my family. It was a wonderful weekend. I truly loved every minute of it. So why the blog title?

Politics, Religion

Thought About Religious Freedom Acts and Gay Weddings

Memories Pizza in Indiana said to a reporter (possibly an ambush attack by the reporter) that they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding. The political left threatened the owners of the restaurant with violence against them and their business. In genuine fear for their lives, they closed the doors for an indefinite amount of time. Their supporters started a GoFundMe campaign that…

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News, Politics, Religion

A Problem With Religious Freedoms

Before we go any further, know that I unequivocally, unabashedly, and without reservation support the rights of individuals to praise and worship the deity or deities of their choice. We are, as has been noted in many arguments, a nation built (at least partially) on religious freedom. Thomas Jefferson said, “The constitutional freedom of religion [is] the most inalienable and…

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Politics, Religion

A Long Reply To Bobby Herzberg

A Facebook friend and fellow photographer, Steven Stiefel, is a liberal moderate living in Alabama-stan. He has a Facebook post about marriage equality and judicial interference in his home state, and the comment thread has gone on for a long time with most of the opposing view coming from Bobby Herzberg. Instead of highjacking Steven’s page with my oh-so-long reply…

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News

Creative Dry Dock

During my day and week I earn a living as the manager of interactive marketing for a large carpet company. I like my job. But on my weekends, I am a photographer. At least I used to be. I have gone from three or four photo shoots a month to less than one a month. This post was written near…

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Politics, Religion

Scalia Got It Wrong

On October 1st, 2014, Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia told an audience at Colorado Christian University that he thinks the Constitution allows for government support for religion.

Religion

This Is Why We Are Not A Christian Nation

Many Christians operate under the assumption that America is a Christian nation, and the more to the conservative right a person leans, the more strongly that person believes it. There is a large body of the voting right that thinks the US was founded by Christians, for Christians, and based on Christian beliefs and practices. While this is partially true,…

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