Archive | February, 2014

You Can’t Have Your Cake, And Eat It At A Gay Wedding Too

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Somewhat improbably, Arizona became the latest state to reject so-called “religious freedom” laws designed to allow Americans to discriminate against groups they just don’t like. Earlier efforts from the “usual suspects” states (Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, etc.) specifically permitted individuals and businesses to refuse to provide services to gay couples planning their wedding, for religious reasons.…
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Déjà Vu: The Vatican’s Cover-Ups Continue

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14 The U.N. Report Recently, the United Nations demanded that the Vatican fire all clergy members who are known or suspected to be child…
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Best Advice: Find the Pony in the Pitch

We have all been there – the meeting where someone is presenting a new idea, venture or project to a group. Every day, around the world, these moments of earnest communication provide opportunities for business people to be right, wrong, helpful, indifferent or downright obstructionist. Early in my career, as a summer associate (intern) at…
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Spin Zone: CBO Facts at the Center of Latest Healthcare Controversy

Have you and your friends ever read the same article and drawn completely different conclusions? Well, if you have, that’s probably the best way to understand what happened when the CBO released a report earlier this month and there were (and still are) a wide range of different interpretations. As with any controversial topic, the…
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The Minimum Wage: Problem, Fix, & Opportunity

Not far from my congregation is a threadbare, multi-service agency on a mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and try like hell to salvage folks who have for one reason or another been kicked to the curb. As with many other cash-strapped outposts for compassion, the dedicated staff is used to being overburdened, overworked,…
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