Category Archives: LGBT

Duck Dynasty – And Merry Christmas to Utah too

Merry Christmas – Well, for most of you anyway. Mine is a bit depressed due to my father’s illness. I had the chance to visit with him last week; the reason for no column. That was a good thing. Though … Continue reading

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The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act

If Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has his way his Marriage and Religious Freedom Act will become law adding another level of discrimination against marriage equality. Of course, Labrador is named after a dog or Canadian province, but that’s another column all … Continue reading

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The Queen and Gay Marriage or… What’s wrong with Missouri?

Last week, hidden deep within the recesses of the Internet, the Associated Press reported, “Britain today legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval…” I am certainly glad they did not write that “the Queen … Continue reading

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SCOTUS and Marriage Equality

As I am writing this, the Supreme Court’s “Short Slips” concerning DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 are being delivered. Others will be more eloquent and precise as to the interpreting the Court’s rulings and who stood on which side of … Continue reading

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A Missourian Commentary – Women in the Military

J. Karl Miller is my “opposite” on the Columbia Missourian’s Opinion Page every Thursday, Wednesday’s online. On March 8, 2013, Karl wrote that Article 60 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice should not be changed and the case of an … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Political Language

I am a rhetorician – one who applies, studies and teaches language skills. On March 20, I wrote a column for the Columbia Missourian concerning Missouri’s legislators rejecting the officer of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Extension that would add … Continue reading

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The Misreading of Genesis

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I have been working on my second book this last week, trying to avoid, unsuccessfully, the world of political repetitive philippic rhetoric, bad locally produced television commercials and, as Senator Al Franken would say, the “Lies and the Lying Liars … Continue reading

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A CALL TO ACTION!

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Senator Roy Blunt (MO-R) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE1 -R) have introduced (August 2, 2012) proposed legislation that is a direct threat to the First Amendment of the Constitution and to America’s minority religions and non-theists, as well as to the … Continue reading

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The Hero of the Conservative Movement was an Atheist

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Less than 100 days until NMPA Day. No More Political Ads! At least for a short while. More important, less than 100 days until we have a break from the conservative Christian movement and its proponents telling the world that … Continue reading

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Jane Pitt, Homophobia and Religious Bigotry

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Springfield Missouri is famous for its ultra-conservative leanings, devout fundamentalist Christians and Brad Pitt. Now, it has a second celebrity, Brad’s mother, Jane Pitt. But Springfield may be a bit embarrassed of this one. Even the Springfield News-Ledger needed to … Continue reading

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