In the days following the Women’s March many women expressed their positive, negative or mixed feelings about The March. I expected this and looked forward to the commentaries and thought on The March being expressed by women. I helped educate men on women’s issues and the problems with certain strains of feminism. I expected some … More Over Reaction
On January 21st I marched on Washington, D.C. with friends, a significant other and with 500,000 men, women and children in The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. This was an event I had been looking forward to ever since Trump was named President Elect. I wanted to speak out and show my displeasure with the … More I Marched on D.C.
During a recent viewing of my “The Confession App” I noticed that under Commandment IV (four) that the Catholic Church teaches that Catholics are required to participate in the political process. After asking if the penitent has failed to participate in the political process, the app then asks if the penitent has failed to support … More How to Vote in 2016
You can participate in all the pomp and ceremony unit you drop dead. You can wear the scared patriotic colors of red, white, and blue till you wear nothing else. You can sing patriotic songs till you go hoarse. You can sing Star Spangled Banner, The Battle Hymn of the Republic till to you weep. … More The Patriot
On the Wednesday of Holy Week I attended the Zubik Rally in front of the Supreme Court with fellow colleagues from Americans United for Separation of Church and State and several allied groups. We were on the pro-birth control side of the rally, of course, while the opposing side, mostly Catholic school children and nuns, were anti-birth … More Lessons Learned from the Zubik Rally
Here is another post I wrote Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU). Once again I attended an event related to AU’s work on March 21. This time I was at the Newseum in the heart of DC for a symposium on the First Amendment on College Campuses that was hosted by the … More The Newseum: First Amendment on College Campuses
This post comes in the midst of the anti-Muslim and Islamophobic rhetoric being voiced by Donald Trump and growing Islamophobia in the U.S. in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. It breaks my heart to see this happening and the consequences this has for so many American Muslims who are against such … More The Imagined Enemy of the State
It happened again yesterday afternoon (well afternoon on the East Coast). Another mass shooting but this time in a social services facility in San Bernardino, California. This shooting came not even a week after the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado the day after Thanksgiving. What I find so disgusting about the normal recurrence of … More “God Isn’t Fixing This”: Apathy Towards Gun Violence
Before I delve into my thoughts on the U.S. essential closing her boarders to Syrian refugees I should explain what Daesh means as the Arabic acronym is not used in English speaking countries. First off in English speaking countries the Islamic State is called ISIS because ISIS is the English acronym for the Islamic State … More Daesh (ISIS), Syrian Refugees, and the U.S.