Category Archives: Society

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We are a society that loves “solutions.” The word combines America’s can-do spirit of self-reliance and its capitalist impulse to sell things. And so “solutions” has become a marketing buzzword, a sudden synonym for “products.” The Solutions Catalog offers “products that make life easier.” Better

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Major Same-Sex Marriage Victory in Canada

Metropolitan Community Churches Press Release HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has became the 6th Canadian province to grant same-sex marriage rights to LGBT couples. Justice M. Heather Robertson of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ruled this week that the definition of marriage must be “the

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Our Way Home

In the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community today, we sense, increasingly, that we have lost our way. We feel less of a sense of unity with one another. We bicker not only over big issues, but about matters we ourselves sense, with nagging frustration,

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Unwrapping God’s Gift to Humanity

In a speech almost a year ago to U.S. troops, President Bush declared: “The freedom you defend is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world; it is God’s gift to

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Marriage Matters

Several mainline Christian denominations are worried about gay marriage. Should the church bless a union between adults of the same gender? Can the church bless a union that the government does not recognize? President Bush is also worried about gay marriage. Recently, he responded to

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The Idol of Empire

In his State of the Union address, which is now being used in a campaign commercial, President Bush said, “It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.” Who

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Troubles in Baghdad

“I’m able to reach you today from Internet café in Baghdad. I don’t have a lot of time. I just wanted to let you know that I’m okay. Everyone in my family is okay. I will write more soon.” That was a quick e-mail note