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This is a repost, from this time last year. Phil Robertson continues to be on shameless public display. He is generous with his opinions, as with this discussion of an Iraqi fighting force: “In this case you have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible, I’m not giving up on them, I’m just saying convert them or kill them. 434 more words


Catherine Smith, Queer as Black Folk?. 2007 Wis. L. Rev. 379-407 (2007).

The gay-themed contribution to a theme issue devoted to Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), Smith offers a critique of the “same-as mantra as a potential organizing strategy used by white mainstream LGBT organizations in their attempt to build meaningful coalitions with black people and sway public opinion.” While useful in some contexts (e.g., legal briefs), sameness arguments, she points out, “are not the optimal approach to an interracial dialogue on LGBT issues.” As an alternative, she suggests looking to the superordinate goals in correcting the “overarching structures of oppression” that the two movements share. 22 more words


Michael Brown's murder proves DeBlasio's statement to be correct

From here:

“We all want to look up to figures of authority and everyone knows the police protect us. But there is that fear that there could be that one moment of misunderstanding with a young man of color and that young man may never come back.”

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Sean Palmer: Lessons from Ferguson


Sean Palmer returns for a year end show to discuss lessons from Ferguson. We also touch on Serial, how a preacher and a church should discuss real stuff, learning to think theologically versus where God comes down on an issue, Aunt Barb, and Kent Brantly.

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Motivational Monday

Let’s start with this:

And then talk about this bad ass iron man twin team.

Steen and Peter Mondrup make up “team twin” — the first pair of twins to complete the Ironman where one twin has cerebral palsy. 160 more words

It's the same pain

From here:

“The pain of a mother whose son lay dead on the ground is the same pain of a 13-year-old boy who lost his police officer father.

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