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The Inherent Flaw In ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

The past several years have seen a slew of “religious freedom” laws popping up — mostly in state governments, though a few arose at the federal level. Still In The News The “religious freedom” laws attempted in various states are an effort to head off court cases like the one mentioned in this story, about[…]

The Nonexistent Riots Of ’08 And ’12 (UPDATED)

Remember the riots in 2008 when Barack Obama was first elected? All those conservatives marching, protesting, and eventually getting out of hand and causing property damage? And then again in 2012? I’ll bet you don’t remember it, because — as far as I can tell — it never happened. That seems to be the point[…]

Shooting A Trans Deer

The trans deer hunter In this edition of Silly Meme Saturday, we find a person so opposed to letting humans choose/use bathrooms that they invented what they thought was the perfect analogy: a hunter who illegally killed a buck but tries to convince the game warden that the deer is really a female. (For future[…]

Is It A Mistake To Lump Together Anti-Equality Legislation?

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a slew of anti-equality legislation — often under the misleading “religious freedom” moniker — in several RNC-controlled states, and I’ve often seen them referred to en masse as “anti-LGBTQ” legislation, both by the media and by advocates/opponents. Should they be?

What’s The Difference? It’s Easy To Spot.

In light of my recent entry about Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Ky.) clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a court order, someone contacted me with this message: “Wil, did you see this post? Does Kim Davis lose her religious rights just because she is a public servant?” The post they linked to (on[…]

When A Metaphor Is Really Poorly Constructed

Modern Day Jesus, by conservative logic (Copyright © 2002, 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) If Kim Davis is a “modern day Rosa Parks”, then I’m Jesus Christ.

Pulling Down The Battle Flag Won’t Solve It

The rectangular battle flag of the Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of America (Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons) After a lone shooter mowed down nine people in a South Carolina church, there have been calls for South Carolina to remove one of the flags that flies at the state capitol. My first (but[…]

Exploring Ideas: ‘Reverse Discrimination’ and ‘Reverse Racism’

Seen on a medical clinic survey (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) I’ve heard the terms “reverse racism” and “reverse discrimination” used almost interchangeably, though the former usually refers to white people not receiving preferential treatment over minorities, while the latter can apply to all kinds of discussions. The terms are most noticeably used[…]

Violence Is (Sometimes) The Answer

Military weapons on display, Ft. Hood, Texas (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) I am at heart a non-violent person, a pacifist if you will, and this has been my bent since I was a child. I suspect it’s partly due to observing my father’s behavior — always willing to talk before acting, to[…]

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