How I Feel Robbed by my LDS Mission

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I was a young man with a spark of faith who determined that the best course of action for my life was to serve an LDS mission.  Okay, I’m being hyperbolic about it being that long ago and that far away in a literal sense,…

Homosexuality is waging war against religion

Several months ago, I wrote about the freedom of association that gays use as the fundamental freedom that should allow them to marry also applying to the right of private organizations and individuals to discriminate against those they choose. Recent events necessitate further thought into these matters, particularly as it pertains to the relationship between…

Dropping Eaves And Wondering ‘Why?’

Sitting on campus and eavesdropping on other people’s conversations is sometimes an enlightening experience. Odd that I heard just this part of the conversation and then the conversation moved somewhere else and now I am left with a lot of quiet to reflect on what I heard. A young man was expressing a couple of…

The Meaning and Gift of Christmas

I just got home from celebrating Christmas Eve with my family.  My siblings are heading to be with the in-laws tomorrow, so we did the bulk of our Christmas stuff tonight.  I live close enough to my parents that I chose to come back home so I could sleep in my own bead and then…

A Libertarian/Religous View on Homosexuality

The last week has provided one of the best opportunities to reflect on the national attitude towards homosexuality that has come along in a good while.  First of all there is the whole firestorm of discussion around the suspension of Ducky Dynasty’s Phil Robertson because of his expression of Christianity’s traditional view of the sinful…