“The Emasculation of Boys”

Boys -- Should they be allowed?

  An interesting little item from elsewhere on Patheos: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/searchingfortomsawyer/2013/12/the-emasculation-of-boyhood/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Family%201.3.14%20(1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=44750222&spUserID=NDEwMTQ2ODU1NzcS1&spJobID=225430769&spReportId=MjI1NDMwNzY5S0   … [Read more...]

Intimidation and the Academic Study of Same-Sex “Parents”

Said to be a recent photograph of Dr. Mark Regnerus

  "He’s never voted for a Republican presidential candidate." You might imagine that so pathetic (but obviously noble and correct) an assurance would have spared Dr. Mark Regnerus, a previously respectable sociologist at the University of Texas, some of the personal and professional attacks that one of his relatively recent academic articles has brought down upon his head. You would be wrong. The late art critic Clement Greenberg once f … [Read more...]

“Enoch and Noah on Steroids”

Noah, as "Russell Crowe"

   This week's article in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is an independently-written, uncommissioned  review of the first book to be published by The Interpreter Foundation: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/enoch-and-noah-on-steroids/ The book is currently at press. Interpreter's death, it seems, is taking considerably longer than its critics had hoped and predicted.    … [Read more...]

Five ravenous puppies

There's no particular point to this. I just like it. (Click to enlarge.)

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Interpreter is dead. Right?

And this is a perfectly flat plain in the western Sahara. (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

   It's 2 January 2014, so it's definitely time to haul out this confident prophecy from nearly a year ago, made by a critic on a small and rather nasty (and mostly atheist) ex-Mormon message board: “By Jan. 1, 2014 Interpreter will be dead just like Mormon Scholars Testify. Either totally dead or down to token 'blog' style postings." (Bond James Bond, 25 January 2013) Have a look at the website of The Interpreter F … [Read more...]

A brief article on homosexual parenting

What will the consequences be in the long term? Do we care?

  I remarked the other day that, in the ongoing debate about same-sex "marriage," I've been struck by how rarely -- at least in my reading -- advocates of SSM mention the rights or interests of children.  Perhaps it's merely a sampling error on my part, but that's certainly my sense of the controversy.  And when they do discuss effects on children, it seems that they're typically doing so in order to rebut suggestions that being raised by same-gender caregivers might prove h … [Read more...]

The government is not infringing upon religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame

  The government is not infringing upon religious liberty and freedom of conscience. http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/367322/notre-dames-mandate-gerard-v-bradley The government is not infringing upon religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The government is not infringing upon religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The government is not infringing upon religious liberty and freedom of … [Read more...]

Of two New Year’s Eves

The Cathedral of Guadalajara

  First of all, I want to wish everybody out there a wonderful New Year.  I hope that 2014 is peaceful, happy, healthy, and hopeful for all of you; that your relationships with family, friends, and God are warm and satisfying; and that you have several moments of joy and light throughout the next twelve months. My wife and I spent last night with about 25-30 of our neighbors, enjoying an excellent meal, playing a couple of games, and just plain talking with one … [Read more...]


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