Sunday Around Outer Blogness
We really need to set up a “sideblog” around here to highlight interesting posts around our blogroll…
For example, if we had a sideblog, here are a few posts I might highlight:
Check out John R.’s Church Visit, in which he Is Taught to Show Love for Gays by Denying Them Wedded Bliss. In theory this shouldn’t be funny, but it is. It’s one of those things where you have to laugh or cry.
Jonathan Blake analyzes the us-vs-them circle-the-wagons mentality in terms of historical examples in North Korea of the Soul.
Craig fearlessly comes out to family and friends, while Tom Clark’s family harmony becomes another casualty of the Proposition 8 campaign.
And how is Bush’s conservativism like condoms? Daniel explains in The failure of conservatism. And condoms.!
Well it wasn’t so much my coming out (as most of my friends and all my family already knows), but I was informing them all of National Coming Out Day yesterday, though a few of the people I e-mailed hadn’t known until I e-mailed them.
Thanks for mentioning me!
Craig — I’m very happy to encourage gay people to come out to their friends and family. It’s hard, but this is the sort of thing that really gets people to look at “the gays” from a bit of a different angle.
Also, I liked that article you linked to (along the same lines as Daniel’s post, linked above). You picked a good quote to highlight, but I liked this part too:
It occurs to me that neither extreme right-wing ideology nor extreme left-wing ideologies are the answer.
May haps somewhere in the centre?
Of course, I vastly prefer centre-left, and think it is the most moral, as well as most apt to function 🙂 I mean, Europe and Canada seem to be doing relatively well…
The focus should be on problem-solving, not on trying to fit every situation into a traditional left/right ideology that doesn’t always apply.
Mais oui. Perhaps we ought to start our own country.