But possibly not for the reasons you might think. A tax on the environment commodifies that environment, and the environment is a public resource that shouldn’t be for sale. Fine the heavy polluters. Continue reading I don’t support a carbon tax
About a year ago, an interview of Ben Shapiro was circling on Facebook. When asked about his stance on marriage equality, he responded by saying that the government should stay out of marriage.
Why were libertarians not calling for the government to stay out of marriage prior to gay people demanding the right to marry? Continue reading “The government should stay out of marriage”
If God is unchanging, then what God ordains can’t be changed. So if we argue that slavery is ordained by … Continue reading What God ordains can’t be changed
While I was reading this scripture, it struck me how personal a directive it is. Continue reading I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat
Who am I? Why am I here?
These are questions the LDS church claims to have answers to. In fact, I even parroted those answers when I was a full-time missionary.
The thing is though, the LDS church doesn’t answer those questions. Continue reading “Who am I? Why am I here?”
Liberals love respectability politics. It’s why they like rainbows painted on crosswalks but not on half naked bodies in a … Continue reading Liberals love respectability politics
Conservatives love to laud the goal of balanced budgets. But the thing is that conservatives aren’t actually interested in balanced budgets; that’s just a smoke screen. Continue reading “Conservatives aren’t actually interested in balanced budgets”
“And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually” —D&C 1:30
The phrase “the only true and living church” is a treasured one among members of the LDS church. If true, it lends legitimacy to the church and its claims.
Or more specifically, why we need to stop calling people “a racist”. Continue reading “Why we need to stop calling people racist”
When someone says that gay marriage will “destroy the family”, what they mean is that it will force them to change their definition of family. Same goes for the phrase “attack on the family”? The family isn’t under attack. Continue reading “The family isn’t under attack”