This is probably the one picture of myself that I actually like.
Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal
Ever have a song so intrinsically linked to a project of yours that your creative juices start flowing when you hear those first few notes?
Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal -
How in the hell does this guy still have a job as a lawmaker?
Researchers have taken the HIV virus, modified it and then used it to reprogram a cancer patients white blood cells to attack and completely kill off the cancer
(Source: miamiherald.com, via unbelievable-facts)
"Religious Freedom Law"
I have been trying a new route toward accomplishing what I need to with my writing. In the past I thought every idea had to turn into a novel but now I am going to let the story dictate the length. This has allowed me to finish one short story already and begin work with an idea that wants more attention but isn’t ready for the novel treatment yet. The plus side? I get to familiarize myself with the character and her quirks so that when she has a longer story to tell it should turn out better than it would have if I tried to stretch this current idea into more than it needs to be.
Maybe she can hang around and give me a few more stories. Why should full length novels be the only stories that get sequels?
I live in Ohio and until Governor Brewer vetoed the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community on the basis of religious freedom my elected representatives were preparing a bill that would mirror it. First of all, from a business standpoint that is really flipping stupid. Since when has our economy recovered to the point that we can afford to turn away business? I only mention this first because that may be the only argument that a politician would listen to and understand.
Now let’s get down to the humanity of it. I am Buddhist and this means alot of Christians have trouble understanding my thought processes. It’s simple really: treat people like human beings. The choices a person makes to bring them to the present are theirs. Sexuality is not one of those choices. The example you make of your faith around others is a choice.
The response I have been reading from the GOP regarding the issue is that the rights of Christians are being trampled on. I would like for an explanation to be made. I may be Buddhist but that is by choice. I was raised Southern Baptist. I have read the Bible. I still read the Bible for inspiration in times of trouble. I believe in God, just not in the exclusionist behavior the Church likes to exhibit. Now, with this belief could I open a business with this type of law and refuse service to Christians because I don’t condone that behavior? The passage of this type of law would give me the right but it wouldn’t make me right. Yes, I am a white male and it isn’t obvious that my faith wouldn’t mirror that of someone who is willing to hide their bigotry under the veil of a misinterpretation of their faith. This would allow me to conduct business with these people. I would be allowed but whether I would do so is a choice.
Just finished reading the entire series of Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. How fitting that I finish around Valentine’s Day when this is secretly a love story.
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