Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mormons, Catholics, and Evangelicals Against Proposition 8

I’m against Proposition 8.  I also support the recent protests against the constitutional ban on gay marriage.  I’m not, however, a supporter of the tactic of some gay rights supporters of attacking Mormon, Catholic, and Evangelical churches, because I think it … Continue reading

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Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII and Two Different Responses to Hitler’s Anti-Jewish Laws

Recently I watched Amen, a Costa-Gavras film about an SS officer and a Jesuit priest trying to get the Vatican to denounce the Holocaust.  It was very critical of the Pope for his feeble response to the atrocities being committed against … Continue reading

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Costa-Gavras and the Political Thriller

A short while ago I checked out from the library and watched Missing, a movie starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek.  It’s an intense political thriller by director Costa-Gavras.   I did not know anything of Costa-Gavras, so I decided to do … Continue reading

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Christians Against Proposition 8

Though I am opposed to Proposition 8, it bothers me to see antiMormon, antiCatholic and antiEvangelical signs among the protests that have occurred since the passage of the ballot measure.  Many Christians from each denomination have quietly opposed this measure … Continue reading

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The Good Joe Lieberman, The Bad Joe Lieberman

One of the big conversations that have been making the rounds in these past couple of weeks after the elections has been the fate of Joe Lieberman after the victory of the Democrats in the executive branch and the Congress.  … Continue reading

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Against Prop 8 But Not Against Mormons, Catholics, Evangelicals

I am against California’s Proposition 8, which puts a ban in the California constitution on gay marriages.  When the ballot measure passed, I was disappointed, but I also thought that over time, people’s attitudes would change.  So when I saw … Continue reading

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Opus: An Appreciation

A few weeks ago Berke Breathed stopped doing his comic strip Opus. So this means from now on we won’t be seeing the wonderful penguin that Berke Breathed created almost 30 years ago in his comic strip Bloom County and … Continue reading

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A Year In Crossleft

I’ve been a member of Crossleft, a Progressive Christian website, for over a year now. In that span of time I’ve learned a lot about an alternative more progressive view of Christianity from reading the posts of the regular bloggers. During this past … Continue reading

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Studs Terkel- Chronicler of America

Yesterday I read in the papers that Studs Terkel, oral historian and radio disc jockey, died last Friday.  He was 96 years old.  When I read about it, I had a sad feeling.  I first started reading his books when … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Institution of Marriage

Groucho Marx once said, “Marriage is a wonderful institution.  But who wants to live in an institution.” For some reason, I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot during these past couple of weeks hearing arguments about Proposition 8.  Proposition 8 … Continue reading

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