Greetings, all. This week’s Friday News Bites are rather heavy on the Indiana-specific content, for a number of reasons, but we have some other governmental and entertainment matters to cover as well. Let’s get started:
This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.
Once, a very long time ago, in a faraway kingdom called Jolly Olde England, there lived a newly crowned queen by the name of Elizabeth I. Now Elizabeth wasn’t just any queen. She was the result of a revolutionary break with the established church just because her dad wanted to divorce his first wife in order to marry this really gorgeous other woman who would (hopefully) give him sons and heirs to the kingdom. But we all know what happened with that. And we all know what happened when her sister, Queen Mary, brought England back to the Catholic Church; she wasn’t called Bloody Mary for nothing. Read More Don’t Make Windows into My Uterus: On Religious Freedom and Reproductive Rights
If you are like me, you perhaps were greeted with the following image from yesterday. Read More Trampling On Freedom: Yes, But Whose?
Thanks to our lovely Ophelia, it came to my attention that Judge Joe Rehyanksy of Hamilton County, Tennessee published an article on The Daily Caller advocating for what amounts to corrective rape for lesbian troops. This is just the tip of the iceberg of unbelievable crud that’s been catapulted into the Internet-o-sphere regarding DADT and gay service-members, so, for your head-shaking, brain-exploding enjoyment, here are the worst of the worst arguments. Read More The Worst Arguments Against Repealing DADT