In case you (for whatever reason) thought otherwise, the SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is opposed to same-sex marriage and would certainly rule against it (if there is a conservative majority on the court, it will be back and I’ll lose my rights).
While the Catholic Church was protecting and covering up the sex-crimes of some of its members, let’s all remember that it was also lecturing everyone else on the evils of:
Sex outside of marriage
Not being straight (i.e. being either “L” or “G” or “B” or “T” and so on)
Any number of other issues regarding “sexual morality”
The word you’re looking for is hypocrisy. Huge blatant hypocrisy.
No amount of contemporary apologies will change that.
Okay, onto some better and more beautiful news, there is a fake final image sent by the Cassini probe, which is beautiful (but fake because it wasn’t the last photo sent). The last photo is also breathtaking:
I’ve been a local volunteer (municipal liaison) for National Novel Writing Month for a few years now. It’s so amazing and I love helping participants and kids (through the Young Writers Program) unlock their creative potential and write for 30 days with literary abandon. NaNoWriMo also runs two camp sessions: participants get to choose what they work on and how they measure success. This year, I”m jumping in with a great group with the goal to write each day.
A lot of that writing will be here, some of it will not, but getting back into that discipline is something I’d like to practice a bit, and what better way than with an amazing team of writers (all of whom identify as Slytherin but they’ve adopted this Hufflepuff to create the ‘Drunkest Slytherpuff” cabin once again)!
Today’s writing (and many of them, I do have a big backlog) is a ‘normal’ blog post for me, so here we go!
Nerdist asks if George Lucas’ idea for the sequels is what you imagined. No. No it is not. But, in retrospect, it gives more credence to some of the things I hated about the prequels (and again, Star Wars is his creation, he can tell whatever story he likes, we get to choose if we like it or not. Well…Disney does now).
The Olympics may be over, but this video will be with us forever:
I’m calling bullshit on the ‘gay Porgs’ in Star Wars. The fact that this is a multibillion dollar franchise so embedded into our culture and we get gay background animals if we squint and know some obscure fact, instead of actual representation is humiliating. LucasFilm and Disney can do better.
A California court has sided with an anti-gay baker. I will remind you that this is not really about cake. It’s about basic human dignity. And the fact that I have to worry about what hospital and doctors I see, because they can turn me away. It’s about the fact that funeral homes can turn loved ones away all by citing religious freedom. It’s about bigotry.
Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, in a great bit karma, a man who was refused a legal marriage license by Kim Davis is running to unseat her. And she had to watch him fill out the paperwork.
The trailer for season 3 of Eastsiders looks great (and even includes a stop in Pittsburgh)! But sadly, Colby Keller is in it, so I may not watch it because of that (although I think this was filmed before he was doubling down on his white privilege):