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Linking opposition to same sex marriage to dominionism rather than just religious traditionalism.
This showed up on RD today under the title Gay Marriage Isn't About Christianity So Much As Christian Nationalism
Eerie coincidence or scholar-geist?*
From last month’s RD interview with Leslie J. Harris, associate professor of communications at the UW-Milwaukee:
I’ve become convinced that today’s debate about same-sex marriage is not simply about preserving a seemingly sacred and unchanging institution, or securing particular rights and privileges. Rather, it is about negotiating the boundaries of American-ness.
From yesterday’s RNS blog post by political science prof Daniel Bennett:
[S]ame-sex marriage is about more than morality or ideology. It is about how people view the United States of America.
*It’s been brought to my attention that this post could be read as an implication of plagiarism, which was the furthest thing from my mind. I meant only to highlight how fascinating it is that two entirely different data sets yielded a similar, though slightly unusual, conclusion.
If it made a shitload of money and "created jobs" we probably would. In the 2016 elections, the republicans could interview Joe the queer.
Really? One day after the election??
Hopefully this will be a good thing in the end, but when your future depends on a coven of staunch catholics, anything goes.
In some settings being atheist is "worse" than being gay. I don't know about tech industry.
If Apple is the Scientology of tech companies, does that make Tim Cook a gay L Ron Hubbard?
Apple is far too intrusive into the lives and information of all of it's customers, for me to think too many good things about it. Cool, Cook is "family". I wish "family" wasn't so dysfunctional.
I suppose, coming out after he has proven himself successful at running one of the most successful companies in the world, was a risky thing. They might have fired him.
Tim Cook cont.
From San Jose Mercury News
Other prominent reactions:
"From one son of the South and sports fanatic to another, my hat's off to you, @Tim_cook." - Former President Bill Clinton, on Twitter
"Thank you Tim for showing what it means to be a real, courageous and authentic leader." - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
"Our friend Tim Cook spoke out today -- and will help a lot of people by doing so. Leadership takes courage and we all applaud him as a leader and as a friend." - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg
"Bravo." - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
"@tim_cook = Courageous. Proud to work for you and be your friend." - Apple executive Philip Schiller
"Respect." - Marc Andreessen, of Andreessen Horowitz, on Twitter
"If leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, @tim_cook embodied that today." - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
Good news/bad news
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, penned an article in Bloomberg Businessweek officially revealing his sexual orientation.
He spoke with some wisdom:
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.
The bad news - he said "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Ya win some, ya lose some.
It's very disturbing how situations like that can escalate so quickly. But it's really great to see innocent bystanders stepping up to the plate and helping out without hesitation. In fact the one guy, in the cowboy hat, initially took it upon himself to try and subdue the situation by talking.
This video shows just how vulnerable we can be in any type of environment.
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