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After 26 years retiring from the Navy, then another 14 years as a psychotherapist retiring again, I have finally found time to be more active.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Reflections on Being Gay in the Military
(1 comments) One man's reflection of what a gay Naval officer endured and watching the progress of social justice that lead to repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The work for equality and justice is not over.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Another Year of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
(2 comments) This week Congress is to bring up Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a piece of legislature signed into law by President Clinton. For over 16 years, it has created a 2nd class classification to all homosexuals that honorably serve in our Armed Forces. This forcibly separates those individuals from the values encouraged and held by the traditions of our military, honor, integrity, truth. Long overdue, this discriminatory law needs repeal.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The New Coverture, the Right's Answer to Marriage
(4 comments) The Right wants to keep pushing the same old line that marriage is between a man and a woman. They want the woman to perform her duty to the man like it has been done for hundreds of years. Theirs is a traditional marriage plan designed to entrap women in this role and it is being used to fight against same-sex marriage. The Prop 8 trial in California only brings out the plan so all can see it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Integrity of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
So who is opposed to the concept of honor? It certainly is not any of the estimated 66,000 gay and lesbians currently on active duty who are forced by law to lie about who they are.

Saturday, October 10, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gay Marriage vs. Civil Unions, a New PEW Poll
(2 comments) A new PEW Research Center poll shows a rise in support for civil unions in the United States to 57% but gay marriages remain steady. Most all recognize the discrimination of homosexuals in the U.S. but are unwilling to recognize the difference between the pew and the government.

Saturday, October 3, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Roman Polanski “Made a Little Mistake 32 Years Ago”
(14 comments) The pedophile Roman Polanski has been arrested, yet there are some who defend him. Why?

Sunday, August 9, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
David Wood and Mary Jo Sharp: Apologetics Assaulted?
(12 comments) Christian apologetics violate the tenets of their faith and are openly supported by their church.

Monday, August 3, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Effects of Social Institutions on Homosexual Youth
A perspective on homosexual youth suicide as a result of the effects of social institutions.

Sunday, June 28, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Debate Goes On
(9 comments) Even though 75% of Americans believe Don't Ask, Don't Tell should be repealled, the debate goes on, and on, and on.

Thursday, June 25, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Nuclear Family's Half-Life
(2 comments) The nuclear family is on the decline being pushed along by family values of adultery. When is the hypocrisy going to stop? A tale of one of the strongmen in the nuclear family argument.

Thursday, June 25, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Adultery, a GOP Family Value
(9 comments) A weakened Republican Party is bad for the nation. They need to scrap their banner of "family values" and get serious about exactly what they stand for.

Sunday, May 31, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Bible and Simple Minds
(4 comments) Use of pre-science reasoning and literal interpretations of the Bible endanger enactment of civil rights laws. Separation of Church and State must be maintained for local and federal governments.

Friday, May 15, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Church and State – Two Sides of Marriage
(4 comments) Gay marriage issue sparks debate on equal rights for the gay and lesbian community. On one hand, conservatives attempt to interject religion; and on the other, liberals contend it is secular. In this argument, conservatives are threatening free govenment and the principles on which this nation was established.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Must Go Now
(6 comments) America is losing yet another courageous soldier who is critical in the effort to end two wars. 1Lt Dan Choi, an Iraqi veteran, Arabic linguist, and infantry officer is being discharged due to a bad law. Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell now.

Thursday, May 7, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bigotry, a National Organization for Marriage Trademark
National Organization for Marriage promotes bigotry, oppression, fear and ignorance.

Saturday, May 2, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Virginia Foxx – America's Future
Virginia Foxx, the real hoax from North Carolina.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gays in the Military: A Good Fit
(15 comments) Retired flag officers write OpEd for Washington Post supporting ban on gays in military. This article opposes their tired verbage.