Breaking News–Justice Scalia is dead, at 79.
I am not the person to eulogize him, but I did write him a thank-you sepielle once, when his Windsor dissent proved a road map to marriage for all: [Read more…]
Kim Davis has defenders
Of her freedom, but I stress:
This fundamental freedom is
Her freedom to oppress! [Read more…]
The government should keep away
From personal belief
The government, by taking sides,
Can only lead to grief
The government is neutral
So that no one view will win
Kim Davis is the government—
It’s time to reel her in.
My concern for you is genuine,
It’s heartfelt, true, and strong
And it hurts my very soul to see
The way they do you wrong
Now, I’ve got a few suggestions
Of some things that you could do
So just put your life on hold
While I pontificate to you. [Read more…]
Oh say, did you see?
It was wonderful news!
Recognition of rights
That had seemed so elusive.
Did you see the broad stripes
In a rainbow of hues
As a symbol of love
That is now all-inclusive [Read more…]
I am busy enough that I don’t have time to write, but because I have posted about a great many of the court decisions that are now in the hands of the Supremes, I wanted to also point to a bit more of history being made: today’s supreme court arguments. I’ve only just started looking at them, but am already so enthralled I felt I had to share. [Read more…]
In the state of Alabama, such a stunning panorama
As we witnessed wedding glamour like we’d never seen before
With their friends and families cheering, because love was persevering,
All despite the interfering of a certain Justice Moore
(He who put the Ten Commandments in his courthouse heretofore)
Most were happy… Never Moore. [Read more…]
I thought I saw an atheist
Obsessed by that one fact
Whose sole defining feature
Was the god-belief he lacked [Read more…]
“I’m not trying to condemn anyone’s lifestyle…” –T. W. Jenkins, pastor at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, FL
Translation: “I don’t have to try, after so many decades of practice.”
Julion’s death was expected
He’d been dying a number of years
Still, the end will leave none unaffected
And his husband shed plenty of tears
But the church where he was to be buried
Then found out that the dead man was gay
Worse than that, was the fact he was married
So they turned the man’s husband away
In this church, by this cross, ‘neath this steeple?
It could never be done, can’t you see?
Lest parishioners learn—gays are people
And the church is as wrong as can be [Read more…]