Tag: LGBT Politics

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Media Musings: Is That Chicken a Bit Off? [Updated]

 

Don't be Chikin Fill Red KettleIf food has a sell-by date, perhaps news, as opposed to history, has a tell-by date. I am just getting around to this topic, reflecting on a story that was very much under the radar this past month, after initially being served up with lots of sizzle before Thanksgiving. Yes, this would be Chick-fil-A versus the Salvation Army.

You will recall that Chick-fil-A very prominently disassociated itself from the Salvation Army, smearing the Salvation Army as bigoted. This smear by a professedly Christian family-owned business was especially dangerous to the continued viability in the public square of any bible-believing Christian organization or individual. Such action demanded a response from organizations like the American Family Association, yet we heard nothing all through the Advent and Christmas season, the prime time for Salvation Army fundraising.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Pulse Nightclub Shootings: Six Months Later

 

pulse-orlando-shootingMonday, Dec. 12 was the six-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attacks, where 49 people were killed and at least 68 were injured; 37 of those injured were hospitalized. It was a horrific event, shocking all of us who live in the surrounding areas. The Orlando Sentinel covered the story for several months, often printing the story several times a week with the latest information. The outpouring of sympathy and condolences continued during that time regarding the loss of life, to the surviving victims, and to the families and friends who were left behind. A fund of $2.9 million was raised for the families of victims and for those who survived.

As time went on, we only glanced at articles in the Sentinel. I became aware that there seemed to be underlying reasons for the ongoing publicity of the shootings. The fact that it was a gay club was continually highlighted. Especially over the last few weeks, I have questioned the sincerity and genuine desire to help, as the City of Orlando, Orlando Police Department, the larger community and others felt compelled to demonstrate their support, not only to victims and their families, but to the LBGT community in general.

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It’s a long article, with lots of interesting stuff, so I’m only going to quote the first few comedic paragraphs to whet your appetite for the more substantive stuff at the link: Well, in the beginning there was G. And it was good. I’m not talking about God but about Gays. Back in the early […]

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Sure, you have all been watching the presidential campaign like no one’s business because unlike the rest of Americans, we Ricochetti eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and maybe for a midnight snack followed by a shot of Scotch. Of course, there’s other races going on, and as anyone notes, the Senate and […]

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