Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mayor of Salt Lake City Marries First Gay Couple in UTAH

Joining many others who have tied the knot today in Utah, Democratic State Senator and Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis married his partner in Salt Lake City, officially making him his husband. The city's mayor, Ralph Becker, officiated the ceremony.

I for one am a bit shocked with the speed that this cultural paradigm shift to Same Sex and or Gay Marriage has taken hold in America.

A whole generation of the young have not been raised in the prejudices and hatreds of mainstream Christianity. This is for both mainstream and some spheres of fundamentalist Christianity.

That the young have a live and let live attitude and in increased poll numbers do not see morality attached to human sexuality among consenting adults.

That all the Tens of Millions that the Mormon Church spent recruiting the Republican Party and the Roman Catholic Hierarchy to fight this mythical war, like the war on drugs etc., on privacy in the bedroom which is one of the most intimate and important in every human life - had been a wasted dime of tax free religious funding.

This backlash has come to manifest itself at the very foot of this man made religion and main Temple of Mormonism. 

Human rights cannot be dispensed with or hidden from view using the bible as some sort of ultimate authority on the rules of living. 

It may have worked that way decades or centuries ago but the future is coming at us at the speed of light – a human light?


Ted Cruz Decries the Persecution and Martyrdom of Fundamentalist "Christian" Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty Regarding his Opinions of Gays and Blacks

Ted Cruz, son of the Reverend Rafael Cruz of No Church Texas, is decrying the religious persecution of Phil Roberson’s drug induced like interpretation of the Bible. Phil twists the truth around like Daddy Ralph. Next we will be hearing about how Phil Escaped the Army through college, teaching and NFL draft deferments. Draft Dodger? Now that’s a real Republican???

"Free speech matters

“The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.

“If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him--but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.

“And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street.”


Christmas – More and More a Cultural Christian Secular Holiday


This year more than ever, Americans prefer that stores and businesses welcome them with the more generic "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" than "Merry Christmas," according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service.
And for one in four American adults (26%), Dec. 25 is simply a cultural holiday, not a religious holy day….
Why the shift toward a more secular Christmas? One reason, Jones said, is that a decade ago, many more people identified as evangelicals, who (according to the poll) take the holiday most seriously. Today, they are 18% of Americans — outnumbered by the 20% who say they have no religious identity, Jones said….
Selling to the under-30 crowd? Skip the religious greeting, 66% of young adults say. "They didn't grow up with a stigma attached to being unreligious," Jones said….
Most adults are about as religious about Christmas as their families were in their childhood: 70% celebrated it then as a strongly or somewhat religious day, but 26% had a cultural celebration.