Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Rejection Shame

I just sent the following letter to my state representative and senator, as well as the state legislative leadership, all of which are republican.  This was to mark the very sad, and convolutedly crafty way they prevented Medicaid expansion:

"Shame on our state for what I can only imagine as senseless animus toward a black democratic president, an act that literally sacrifices lives, health, and the financial well-being of thousands of individuals and families in our state for some unknowably dubious political gain.  Especially as a Latter-day Saint who has spent two years full time trying to convince skeptical Americans that I am part of a Christian religion, this is very disheartening.  Moreover, two of my five children would not be here if it weren't for Medicaid, and it's highly doubtful that we would have qualified for it had we lived here."

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Daily Manifestations

One of my favorite quotes from my daughter, Ingrid's missionary missives (14 September 2015):

"I’m just going to tell you an important fact about missions that every email I write suggests, but that I want to make explicit: on a mission, God’s power is made manifest, and it is made obvious. You really can’t miss it. Well, you can, and people do, but the veil between our lives and God’s life becomes translucent. The kinds of spiritual experiences that in my civilian life would be the highlight of a month are a daily matter."

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gun Bible

The reason people make crazy and dangerous arguments in favor of guns is because guns are satanic.  They are literally imbued with diabolical energy.  When I was 12 I was browsing in a bookstore and saw a book called “Gun Bible”.  The title was deeply disturbing to me.  I couldn’t understand how the two words could be put next to each other.  Idolatry of the purest kind.