“Children are entitled…to be reared by a father and a mother…” Given current trends in how society thinks and what some have made into laws, I’d like to clarify my thoughts on adoption. Adoption ought to be a wonderful thing.  It helps ease the inevitable imperfection of life that not all children have loving parents.  Some have […]

I’m here to defend the bigots. What’s that you say?  Tolerate the intolerant?  Protect those that attack?  Give a chance to those who most people widely agree deserve none? Yes.  All of the above.  And why would I be so willing to take such apparently drastic action?  Here are just a few reasons: Freedom Protecting the […]

I’ve been meaning to compose my thoughts on this matter for a while, but only recently was I inspired to put together something more substantial than a few thoughts bouncing around my head. To be quite honest, I’ve lost my interest in politics over the years.  At first I thought the political sphere would be […]

I would like to address a controversial yet core argument defending the traditional family and marriage between a man and a woman.  Opponents may say to supporters, “If you are as kind and loving toward members of the LGBT community as you say you are, then why don’t you let them marry who they wish to […]

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I’d like to address some of the confusion concerning my religion, especially as of late, in the area of our hospitality.  While my views don’t necessarily represent the official opinion and policy of the Church, I will do my very best to […]

It’s because of free speech that I can write this entry (and most everything else on this blog). I’m here to advocate for free speech of all kinds.  I want to see free speech I agree with and free speech that I don’t agree with.  I want people to talk, write, compose, protest, draw, sing, […]

I thought I’d give a few of my own thoughts on the matter. Before around September 2014 I never would have considered waiting for anyone.  After a rather interesting (but probably completely predictable) series of events, I will admit that’s it’s possible for a reasonable appeal for waiting to exist.   I still think you shouldn’t wait […]

Some people I encounter become more surprised than I would prefer when they are confronted with the following seeming impossibility: a) I am a pretty nice guy, and b) I am conservative. In order to avoid confusion, I will begin by defining “conservative.” conservative adjective holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, […]

“I’m sure…I just know I put it here…” Many times I am put into a situation where I need to make a decision based on what I did in the past; or, as it often appears, my “past self” did. I say this because in some of these instances I cannot fathom how my current […]

It seems that some people need some clarification as to what the following commonly used words mean: Homophobia “Homophobia” and “homophobic” today are usually used as derogatory terms, often it seems toward anyone who does not fully embrace the political ideology of the offender.  Etymologically the word originates from the Latin and Greek roots “homo-” […]