Archives for June 2013

Ick! That Guy is Married to a Dude!

George Takei of both Star Trek and Facebook fame has penned a beautiful and insightful essay in the Washington post about the "ick factor" and how we our society has treated homosexuals.Here is a taste:Whenever one group discriminates against another — keeping its members out of a club, a public facility or an institution — it often boils down to a visceral, negative response to something unfamiliar. I call this the “ick.” Indeed, the “ick” is often at the base of the politics of excl … [Read more...]

Whoa…wait…are Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind novels about gay marriage?

Will conservative Christians ever recover from those mean gay bullies? The Daily Show's Samantha Bee investigates:The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on FacebookAfter all the celebrating yesterday, may we be mindful of those who have been...left behind."Like" Approaching Justice on Facebook … [Read more...]

See How to Properly Respond to Michelle Bachmann

A good lesson from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(h/t: TPM)This should be everyone's reaction to anything said by Michelle Bachmann."Like" Approaching Justice on Facebook … [Read more...]

Does Ozzy Actually think “God is Dead?” You Might Be Surprised.

The new single by Black Sabbath asks the question "God is Dead?" Okay, the grammar is confusing...but at least Ozzy is easier to understand in the song than he is in person.Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann of Loudwire asked Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne about the meaning of the new Black Sabbath single "God is Dead?"Apparently, it is not so much about Nietzsche. Here is the transcript followed by the video:"I was in a doctor's waiting room and [I saw] a … [Read more...]

Not “Illegals,” but Brothers and Sisters: Reflections of a Former Missionary

Yuriy and Van lived in a much nicer neighborhood than we were used to. Most of the investigators we taught in the Little Saigon region of Orange County, California were poor immigrants who lived in either very humble homes or in apartments of varying conditions. Yuriy and Van lived in an upper middle class neighborhood with few recent immigrants.Yet, Yuriy and Van were recent immigrants, though with a twist. Yuriy was Russian and spoke no English or Vietnamese. Van was Vietnamese but she was … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice is heading to San Jose #NN13

The week of Netroots Nation 2013 has arrived. I will be in San Jose Thursday through Saturday.I will be missing the opening night bash with Howard Dean, because Shem's (11) final regular seasonbaseball game is on Wednesday night. That one was not even a contest.I will be arriving early Thursday and staying through Saturday. If you are at Netroots Nation 2013 and would like to get ahold of me, email me at am mostly focusing on sessions and panels … [Read more...]

Women as Chicks (Adventures in Parenting)

"Why are those chicks running so slow," asked Todd my 13-year-old son. We was wondering why the women in the long distance race on the television on the other side of Applebee's appeared to be running slow.They didn't seem to be going slow to me, but that did not play much into the conservation that followed."DO NOT refer to woman as chicks," I told him."What?" he asked defensively. "It is just another word for women or girls."Lyndee, my wife and … [Read more...]