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Homosexual Activist Bullies Lose: Attorney Paul Clement Will Defend Marriage

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=41180

I know I say this quite a bit, but this was an interesting article. It touches on Boehner hiring Attorney Paul Clement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

As I’m sure you are all aware of, Obama contradicts himself when it comes to gay marriage. He’ll say he’s not sure where he stands, that he believes marriage (because of his Christian faith) is between one man, a woman, and God. But then he goes and orders the Justice Department to stop defending marriage. He goes and doesn’t defend the sanctity of marriage but instead attempts to crush it.

So, ok. The problem I have with this is that Obama thinks he has the right to order and demand the Justice Department, which last time I checked was part of the Judiciary branch of our government, not the executive, to stop upholding a constitutional law. (Yes, I believe and know that it is constitutional. We have to uphold some moral standard in our country.)

Let’s take an US Government lesson, shall we.

There are 3 branches of our government: the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary Branch.

The Legislative Branch is the lawmakers, Congress-the Senate and the House. They are able to make laws that are then sent to the President to either be signed or vetoed. Check.

The Executive Branch is the President of the United States. He enforces/executes (ah haa) laws, signs laws into action. He is able to check the Legislative branch using Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes. Ok.

The Judicial Branch upholds the constitution. They are able to declare laws unconstitutional and constitutional. They check both the Executive and Legislative branches in a few different ways.

I mean, not sure about you guys, but I don’t see anywhere in that little mini-lesson (unless I left something important out) that gives the President the right to ORDER the Judicial Branch to stop defending the sanctity of marriage. He just doesn’t have that right. If they rule it constitutional, then he needs to respect that. The President cannot make laws and he cannot declare them unconstitutional. Maybe Obama needs to look up his job description again…

I am completely behind Boehner and Paul Clement on this. It’s about time someone stood and up and said STOP. We are going to defend the morals of this country. We are going to defend the sanctity of marriage, between one man and one woman. We are not going to let you make a mockery of it.

Shame on the Human Rights Campaign for trying to “bully” Clement into backing down. What? Are we in 5th grade now that we can’t behave like adults? Let’s man up here people! We get a lot of crap when we stand up for the truth in marriage. How about we start dishing some of that crap back out to people who try to silence us, huh? Let’s stand up for what he know is right and true! How about we start calling them out for what they really are? They want to silence us, and we cannot be silenced.

Clement has some really great quotes throughout the article. I encourage everyone to read it. It’s very educational.

Have a great day!

~Lucy

Even my Computer

Hi everyone!

I was typing up my résumé yesterday, and I wanted to share the screen shot of a particular section of it with you.

Apparently, even my computer recognizes “sexist” language… =P

In case you can’t read it, the sentence I wrote was “Tutored underclassmen…”

My computer underlined “underclassmen” as a grammar error, and for its suggestion it says, “Gender-Specific expression. Consider replacing with ‘under class student’.”

Oh my goodness. Really? REALLY?

I’m curious if anyone else’s computer has corrected their word documents with gender specific expressions. Let me know!

~Lucy

“Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He replied to him, ‘Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'” (Luke 23: 42-43)

Sick of Sociology

I’ve gotten a lot of blogging material from my Sociology class. And yet, again, this particular post will be about Sociology.

In my latest post, I shared with y’all my response paper on “sexist language.” Tonight, I am reading another article that I was planning on writing a response to for extra credit. However, I find myself at a loss for words.

How am I supposed to write a legitimate response when I will just be repeating what I’ve written in previous responses?

This article is on “privilege” and why it is important to “make [this issue] visible in legal doctrine.” It goes on to describe how we categorize (incorrectly it adds) gender as male and female. “A recent scientific article suggested that five genders might be a more accurate characterization of human anatomy, but there is a heavy systemic stake in our image of two genders.”

Five genders, huh? I’m confused on what those other three might be… This article explains that everything in our society is heterosexualized, that heterosexuality holds “privilege.” It gives examples such as “marriage”, “husband”, and “wife.”

And this all makes sense to me now… My sociology professor, on the first day of class, referred to her “partner” in explaining a specific issue. As you may imagine, the whole class was slightly puzzled, including me. I later found out that her partner was actually a man, but more than that. This “partner” was her husband! HER HUSBAND! But she refuses to say husband… it’s spouse or partner. I understand why now. Calling him her husband, I suppose, is part of this whole heterosexual privilege.

My goodness.

How am I supposed to response to this?! What am I supposed to say in response to this stupidity? Everything that I would WANT to say, I couldn’t because it would probably offend her, and seeing as she controls my grade… well, that might not be a great idea.

Keeping along with this theme of “privilege” in our society, in our class friday the issue of all boys colleges came up. Of course, this was a HUGE PROBLEM! How dare men have a university all to themselves and now admit women!! How DARE they leave out women! They must think they are better than us!

And yet, we live in a city with TWO ALL GIRLS UNIVERSITIES!!! Hellllooooooooo! Let’s open our eyes here, people.

There are all men’s colleges. And there are all girls colleges. It’s not sexist. It’s not a privilege thing!

Ugh. In conclusion… I will not be writing this extra credit response. The truth is, I can’t deal with this BS anymore. And yes, that’s exactly what it is. A bunch of complete nonsense. It’s tiring.

I have two papers still to write for this class. Two major papers. I have to be an “investigator” of inequality… So I’ll pretty much be telling her what she wants to hear.

In the last paper (which is my exam grade), I have to identify patterns within my response papers. One of the questions: “How has my sociological perspective developed over the semester?” I’ll let you guys know what creative answer I come up with. Should be interesting.

Night folks!

~Lucy

Sexist Language, huh?

Hey y’all. A few weeks ago I had to read this bogus article about “sexist language” and write a response to it. I wanted to share my response with you. However, before you read it, read the article I was responding to. =) I should also tell you yet again… this was in my sociology class. Scary stuff.

Check it out!!

http://www.alternet.org/story/48856/

Sexist Language, huh?

Ch. 3 Sex: Love’s Got Something to Do With It

Has anyone else noticed how the main topic of many of women’s magazines is sex? Cosmo, Glamour, Women’s Health online has a sex page, Marie Claire. The list goes on. It’s all about recreational sex.

The Pol. Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism makes an interesting observation. “Women lost the sexual revolution.” (pg. 19)

Recreational sexual activity was supposed to put women on the same playing field as men, show men that they have just as much control over their own bodies. Except what they have done instead is show that they’ll have sex whenever and where ever.

As a college student, the temptation of pre-marital sex is everywhere. I often hear “You’re in college; you’re supposed to have sex.” Or “Let’s loose every now and then, Lucy. Have fun!”

Ugh, no. Sex may be a part of the majority of college students lives, but it’s not going to be a part of mine. You can give me grief all you want, you can tell me I’m too uptight, that I’m too conservative. But all that’s going to do is make me stand more firm to my beliefs. It’s going to have the opposite effect on me.

On pg. 21, Lukas explains how this idea of recreation sex doesn’t end with college. “Our pop culture seems to celebrate- even while still sneering at- infamously promiscuous young women.”

I interpret this statement as such: As young college students, as adults, we are supposed to have casual sex, but society looks down at promiscuous women as easy, sluts, etc.

So where is the balance? There is none. It’s an oxymoron. Have lots of sex! But not too much. Give your body to multiple men! But not too many.

My goodness. If anyone thinks this message is just in the popular media, on television shows, in popular magazines, I’m sorry, but you are very mistaken.

In my sociology class, we are talking about gender inequality, and this idea has come up multiple times of having many sex partners and it being an ok thing. Women’s study classes are all about women’s sexual roles. Check out pg. 23 for some quotes from a few textbooks.

“Sexual exploration is a key element of women’s liberation” (pg. 22).

Here’s a question. If casual sex was supposed to liberate women, how come there are still sexual assaults, rapes, sexual harassment against women? I think we have created a monster. Not only are there more risks to STD’s, but abortion rates are higher than ever because women are getting pregnant and killing their unwanted child. It’s disgusting. Not only are they ruining their own lives, but the lives of another.

“Women has adopted the worst characteristics of men.” pg. 25 Haha. So true! The paragraph after this quote is excellent.

The rest of the chapter is about how women are unable to separate love and sex. And I truly believe this. Women are different from men, and I believe that biology has a great deal to do with this, no matter how many times my Sociology prof. tells me I’m wrong. We are just different from men. I’m not sure why our society today is so persistent on making sure that there isn’t love in sexual relationships. “Women are warned against engaging in casual sex with someone in whom they might possible be interested for a real relationship.” (pg. 29) Man, this is sad…

Here’s my take on things. I’m going to present myself with modesty. I’m not going to walk around with a super low-cut shirt, or shorty short shorts. Why? Because I want a guy to respect me for my mind, my spirit, my personality. Not because he thinks he can get some. Oh, Lucy, that’s so cliché! Well, I respect myself too much to throw my body around. I just wish my friends could see things the same way.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Lucy

“My child, be modest in your self-esteem, and value yourself at your proper worth.” Sirach 10:28

 

What is Our World Coming To?

Found this article on my Twitter page. It was posted by @FoxNation.

A student is suspended for speaking about God, his faith, and bringing his bible to school.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-student-suspended-for-sharing-faith-sues-school-district-49655/

We should all see this as a sign that this is one of the MOST important times to share our faith with those around us and act in a manner that is pleasing to God. I’m scared of where our country might be headed. This is a clear and blatant act of oppression against a Christian. May God give him the strength to continue to spread His good word and not be bullied by those who want to shut him up.

“‘Particularly in a state like California where the teachers union has such great control over what goes on in public schools, we see a lot of hostility and bigotry against Christian students, sometimes under the cloak of ‘tolerance,” [Peffer] lamented.”

~Lucy

“Say not, ‘I am too young.’ To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Have no fear before them because I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:7-8

 

“The Blind Shall See and the Truth Shall Set Them Free”

Good Morning y’all!

I was getting ready for classes this morning, and I like to read the news and whatnot while I’m eating my cereal.

And I found this great article! It is one of those things where you find exactly what you need at the right time…. God does work in mysterious ways. =)

This specific article was written by “The Happy Priest,” Fr. James Farfaglia, about how in our society today, we are not able to see the objective truth in things. We are blinded by pride, by ignorance, “erroneous opinions,” and the lack of religion in our society.

This is a fantastic article. Fr. Farfaglia makes an amazing point: “We must move beyond the illusory images that only appear to be reality. We must have the openness to question and not accept blindly everything that is presented to us by modern culture.”

He also speaks of the differences between the left and right; The left disregards any traditional values in modern society and speaks out against many traditional family values. And while the right realizes the immoralities in our society, they “are void of any Christian charity.” I find that he is right in this point, and I am glad that he said it.

Please read the article. It is enlightening.

Have a great, sunshiny day!

http://catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=40913

~Lucy

“Think of what is above, not of what is on Earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:2-4

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