Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Chistian Left?

Wow. There is now a group taking the religious right to task over the way they portray god, jesus and themselves.

'"We are furious that the religious right has made Jesus into a Republican. That's idolatry," Campolo said. "To recreate Jesus in your own image rather than allowing yourself to be created in Jesus' image is what's wrong with politics."'

Amen, brother. Amen.

Friday, July 07, 2006

WHAT year is it?

Is it 2006? Are you sure? Because we have a United States Senator, a Democrat, saying "I've had a great relationship with [Indians]...You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent." Seriously, see for yourself. He said it on CSPAN! Moron!

Why don't you drop him an e-mail and let him know that racism and sterotyping aren't cool in the year 2006?

Ohhhhh, I'm Irritated

Back on December 15th, 2005, I published a piece on the lawsuit against Miami University over its same-sex partner benefits. On that same day I e-mailed John Aravosis of AMERICAblog, one of my very favorite lefty bloggers, about it. There was never any coverage on his site (or any other lefty site, I might add!).

Now a similar suit is going on at Michigan State University and Arianna Huffington's HuffPo is on it like stink on poo!

I realize it's a little bigger school with more visibility, but for goodness sake, the Miami lawsuit is sponsored by a GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL!!! Help us out here, folks. Publicize the lawsuit at Miami too. It's just as ignorant and just as important.

My original post:

"Ohio Republican Representative Guilty of Gay Bashing and Bad Math

Well, I can't wait anymore. I wanted to do more research on this, but quite honestly, it speaks for itself.

Ohio State Rep. Tom Brinkman Jr. has filed a lawsuit against Miami University citing its same-sex partner benefits. According to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Brinkman is upset that his tuition and tax dollars (he has two kids attending Miami) are funding Miami's creation of what he calls "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage."

For those who don't know, Ohioans passed Issue 1, banning gay marriage and common law marriage (by accident), in November of 2004. Brinkman says that Miami's same-sex partner benefits are in direct violation of that amendment.

So, I guess that the approximately $100,000 that Miami spends a year on same-sex partner benefits, around two-tenths of one percent of the total $50 million benefits budget, is much higher than the hundreds of thousands of dollars Miami will spend defending against Brinkman's suit, funded by Arizona-based Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund.

What an idiot. Not only is he a bigot. He can't even do basic math.

I would like to commend Miami for fighting the lawsuit. I'm sure that most of their defense is based on good business sense. There are a lot of faculty who will come here to work if we have same-sex partner benefits who wouldn't otherwise, making us more competitive in hiring. But, they're still doing the morally correct thing.

This is a national issue and every university who offers same-sex benefits in a state with anti-gay marriage amendments is watching this very closely. I'll keep you updated."