I Am Feeling So Patriotic, So Today I…..

....am wearing my Netherlands World Baseball Classic cap.My mother, Carla Henrichsen, is a native of the Netherlands. She has been a proud American citizen for sometime now. Since it was her birthday yesterday...I better not emphasize how long she has been an American. Happy Birthday Mom!My mom mentioned on Monday that her father, my grandfather, Abraham Meijer would have turned 100 on that day (July 1). Opa has been gone for over a decade, but I sometimes feel that he is still with … [Read more...]

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas….

...but what if you live in Vegas?Ah, the many great philosophical questions we will ponder while living in Sin City!Here is my family checking out our soon-to-be home from the top of the Stratosphere:"Like" Approaching Justice on Facebook … [Read more...]

The Best of June at Approaching Justice

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!

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...]