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Bill Longstaff: Marriage one man/one woman? Not in the Bible

Although gay marriage seems to have settled into acceptance in this country, it still meets with virulent opposition elsewhere, including in the United States. Certain of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination serve as good examples. Strutting their Christian credentials, they loudly proclaim their mantra, “Marriage means one man and one woman.”

Their credentials do not,

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Über Mitt!

Mitt Romney gets asked what time it is and responds with a stilted history of watch-making through the ages…

Good grief, I didn’t even know there was yet another Republican “debate” on the TV machine tonight. Guess I’ll have to view it online now to see if John King followed up by asking WHY Romney’s father was born in Mexico… Also, how could he run for president back in 1967 if he wasn’t born in the USA? But never mind, that would be sidetracking…

What was the original question? Something to do with disclosing tax returns, I believe. Curious that

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Progressive Proselytizing: Sisterwives reframes the polygamy debate

It is always easier to dispel some characterization when it is given absolutely; not just as a generalization, not just as something that exists for some people, but as something that is always true. In this case, one merely needs to find a single counterexample to disprove the claim. Polygamy is one of those subjects that seems to lend itself to people giving absolute characterizations of it. Consider this Globe and Mail story: Polygamy’s degrading to women – end of story:

“Polygamists’ wives are literally treated as cattle…women are reduced to the status of toys that can be tossed away and replaced at

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It’s Not About Freedom, It’s About Power

Winston Blackmore, a religious leader in the polygamous community of Bountiful near Creston, B.C., laughs with six of his daughters and some of his grandchildren in 2008. On Wednesday the B.C. Supreme Court upheld Canada's laws that make his polygamous relationships illegal.

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: One Less Thing To Blame On Teh Gays…

Polygamy Remains illegal! Apparently, same sex marriage didn’t send us down a slippery slope towards becoming the Sodom & Gomorrah of the frozen tundra.

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Church of Lies by Flora Jessop

My reading plan was derailed when Church of Lies by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown came in from the library. I put down The Book Thief and picked up Church of Lies, just to have a look at it. My look ended when I finished the book. This is a non-fiction memoir of Flora [...] . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Church of Lies by Flora Jessop