The Best of June at Approaching Justice

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We more than doubled our pageviews at Approaching Justice from May to June. Thanks for reading!Some of the posts that got the most traffic during June are the following:Homosexuality is Not a SinAre Mormons Protestants?No Liberals Here! (Adventures in Parenting)Find all of the Approaching Justice posts from June 2013 here.Go see what you missed!I am excited for July. We are moving to Las Vegas this month. Also, I am looking forward to am even stronger month at … [Read more...]

Ick! That Guy is Married to a Dude!

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 approachingjustice@gmail.com.I am mostly focusing on sessions and panels … [Read more...]


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