Snyder v. Phelps, Part 1

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled– seemingly– in favor of the Westboro Baptist bigots. Judging from the explosion of comments and coverage on the web, Americans from all walks of life are shocked and outraged over the ruling. But does our Constitution allow any other outcome? Given the modern “fast food” approach to news in […]

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Snyder v. Phelps, Part 2

Now to take on Westboro Baptist Church and its infamous founder, Fred Phelps (I know that friends just heard my literary shotgun racking knowing I take after the fiery Protestant preacher branch of the family tree). I must preface my remarks by saying that I believe God is who He says He is as stated […]

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Love It or Hate It, This is America

This week it was reported that Seattle Weekly cartoonist Molly Norris has been forced to change her identity and relocate. Why? Because she drew a cartoon depicting Mohammed as various objects, which turned into a Facebook phenomenon called “Everybody Draw Mohammed” day. Mohammed isn’t supposed to be drawn, so this outraged many in the Muslim […]

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