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Spring 2015 Update

Anyone who regularly (or wishes to regularly) read this blog may be disappointed with my lack of recent updates. My work schedule and new found love for classical guitar has taken up just about all of my free time and forced me to almost completely abandon my writing here, but I am still around.

All pending comments left over the last few months were stuck in my moderation queue until today because notifications of new comments keep failing to make it to my inbox. I promise to at least log in and approve comments on a more regular basis.

Reader comments are truly what keep me from giving up on this blog altogether. I read every one of them and respond whenever possible, so please keep them coming.

Following this post will be one of my usual spurts of updates most likely followed by some more silence. Rinse, repeat.

I also plan on doing some more visual tweaks to the site. The current theme has some behind the scenes technical issues and may need to change. Stay tuned…

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New Host, New Look Coming Soon…

I have not been happy with the speed of my site lately and my hosting account was up for renewal so I thought it was time for a change. When this post is visible that means the migration to my new host is complete.

Hopefully this change will mean a much faster experience for my readers.

I’m sticking with my old theme for now while I work out some issues with the new design. Stay tuned for a much more modern, brighter and mobile friendly theme…

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One Million Moms Attacks JCPenney Over Ad With Lesbian Mothers

While not a topic I normally write about, I felt that this story needed to be shared. Jenny Block of the Huffington Post did a great job of summing up the main issues in a few short paragraphs.

Ultimately, what’s missing here is thought. OMM is not thinking about the effect of their hatefulness on their children or the world. They are not thinking about how little sense it makes to use a loving God as an excuse for hating people. When they waste their time on issues like this, they are not thinking about the fact that there are starving children to feed and homeless families to house and impoverished countries to provide clean water for. I just wish they’d use their powers for good instead of evil.

This is about ignorance. It’s about ignorance about the LGBTQ community. It’s about ignorance about God’s love for everyone. It’s even about ignorance of simple commerce. “If they want our business, then we will not be ignored!” OMM argues. What OMM is too ignorant to see is that JCPenney wants everyone’s business; that’s why they advertise to everyone. But being a responsible corporate citizen means not giving in to bigots and not giving up on their commitment to equality. In the end, it has to be people over profit.