OK, People, It’s Time to Calm Down About Target

Earlier this week, Target announced that they’ll be removing unnecessarily gender-specific signs and color-coded decorations from some departments, including the toy aisles and children’s bedding. Seems like a small change that shouldn’t be cause for any outrage, right? Alas, no. Target’s Facebook page is full of angry (and largely ungrammatical) posts from people vowing to never shop there again because they’re bowing to political correctness and ruining America. But is your shopping experience really going to change? Because I know I’ve never needed to look at the signs to figure out which bedding was being marketed toward girls vs. boys, and I doubt that most of the people protesting would have even noticed the changed signs if they hadn’t put out a press release.  Read More OK, People, It’s Time to Calm Down About Target

News in Asia

Greetings and salutations. This week’s “News in Asia” is coming to you after getting a Christmas tree way late in the season. This is my first holiday season home in two years and I forgot how truly hectic it is. South Korea has an interesting take on the Christmas holiday. Read More News in Asia

Who Am I To Judge?

Once upon a time, when I was young and naive (okay, young-ER and less cynical), I wrote an open letter to the brand new Pope Benedict about how he had been granted a huge responsibility and opportunity to make the Catholic church better for its adherents. Things have changed since then, and I’ve learned a lot, like the following: Read More Who Am I To Judge?

I Want to Marry You: Marriage Equality and the Question of Faith, Part II

I love weddings. All the excitement, hope, love, beauty, romance. The expectations and plans for the future. Two people coming together, building something strong, creating a bond, which will carry them through the years and the unforeseen things those years may bring to them.

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How My Gay Brother and His Partner are Destroying My Marriage; or Marriage Equality and the Question of Faith

My husband and I have been married for a few decades now. We’ve been working hard on achieving the happily ever after that’s been promised in fairy tales, rom-coms, and romance novels. Alas, my state is now the seventh state in the union to pass marriage equality.

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