I'm going to jump right in and admit I need to examine my old, learned, and hidden biases. It is my responsibility to check myself for my stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. I need to listen when I am called out for them. I need to learn more than what I was taught in school. I … Continue reading I have work to do
A must-read piece from the HuffPost Science Blog God Created Gravity: Why the U.S. Can't Keep Pace With Slovenia (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/god-created-gravity-why-t_b_4387942.html) Somewhat related: 33 jaw-droppingly bad multiple-choice questions from Accelerated Christian Education (http://leavingfundamentalism.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/33-jaw-droppingly-bad-multiple-choice-questions-from-accelerated-christian-education/) Image from the internet somewhere, I think I found it on facebook somewhere.
It is my turn to be inspired by a fellow blogger: Emerging Gently has a piece entitled Christian Science AND Medical Care? which inspired me to actually read the NYTimes piece instead of just skimming over it and sighing heavily at TMC's attempt at relevance. Back in 2010 the NYTimes ran a piece entitled: Christian … Continue reading placating the masses & getting govmt. money
The other morning it was rather chilly and I was going to spend a part of they day on projects around the house. Without much thought I pulled out my Prin College hoodie, cozy, warm and already stained from projects, to wear. I took Kid1 to school and the first friend we saw was the … Continue reading my Prin hoodie
Unless you are living on campus and have access to the campus-only website much of the information about Principia's policies is not easily available. Their website is full of feel-good "we're all Christian Scientists isn't it all great" propaganda, which carefully hiding/downplaying things like their "Free Speech Policy" and "sexual relations policies" (really, what business … Continue reading Principia’s 2009 “Free Speech” Policy
There has been a noticeable increase in searches for "gay rights at Principia," "Principia homosexual policies," and "equality at Prin" which appear to be landing people at this blog. Welcome*. I know there is not a lot that turns up when you search for this stuff, there is the very active Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/ISupportEqualityAtPrin, … Continue reading Equality at Prin
All students who attend Principia College are required to abide by the following conditions: Presented without further comment is the link to the Change.org petition to support Equality at Principia which states: To: The Principia Administration and Board of Trustees The Principia has pledged to serve the cause of Christian Science. Progressing beyond sexuality to … Continue reading Principia’s Homosexual Policies
I wrote this post a little while ago, but held off sharing it until now. Since writing it, a woman in Ireland has died because she was denied an abortion. Why? Ireland is "a Catholic country." A commenter at Feministing summed it up nicely: Pregnancy is not religious phenomenon. It is not a moral idea. … Continue reading moralizing pregnancy, abortion & premature babies