Friday, May 02, 2014

As the World Links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 100-Year-Old Woman Reflects on Her Late Husband -- "A photographer is helping a 100-year-old woman tell the world about her late husband on YouTube."

* Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must Have Both -- "...we are concerned that recent events, including the resignation of the CEO of Mozilla under pressure because of an anti-same-sex-marriage donation he made in 2008, signal an eagerness by some supporters of same-sex marriage to punish rather than to criticize or to persuade those who disagree. We reject that deeply illiberal impulse, which is both wrong in principle and poor as politics."
* Freshman Shames Ivy League College with His Personal Story About ‘White Privilege’ -- "The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung."
* IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes -- "More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration."
* Jars of Clay Frontman at Odds with Evangelicals Long Before Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Support -- “...Haseltine acknowledges that he has felt out of place with evangelical Christianity for some time...'I am pretty weary from years of pretending to be more of something than I am. I am tired of carrying evangelical expectations on my shoulders.'”
* New clues cast doubt on 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' -- "It seemed real; it seemed fake; it seemed real again; now we’re back to fake."
North Carolina's New Gay Marriage Lawsuit Could Turn 'Everything On Its Head' -- "It's not yet clear how the North Carolina case will ultimately affect the debate over religious liberty."
* Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist -- "Lots of people compare the opposition to gay marriage and the resistance to interracial relationships. It’s a flawed analogy. Here’s why."
* Questioning the Unanswered Cadence -- "I think of these endings as unanswered questions (What is the key? Is it the bass note, or the final chord?).  Since a sequence of chords that ends a musical phrase is called a cadence, I’ve dubbed this ending an unanswered cadence."
* Shibboleth. Casuistry. Recondite. -- "Bubble vocabulary: the words you almost know, sometimes use, but are secretly unsure of."
* The Folly of Same-Sex Theology -- "God did not create humanity and then leave us alone to engage in unbridled sexual activity with total abandon."

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