Monday, June 29, 2015

Evolve

I wonder how many of those folks, like former homophobe City Councillors Mike McEntee and Greg Payne have been able to evolve from their positions on fighting gay rights.  I have a feeling that some  people like them have done so.  Others never will do so.  It is a brain thing formed by hateful teachings and surroundings.

My sister, brother and I were educated all the way through high school by the Catholic school system.  Back then I don't think, at least in grade school, that we were ever lectured about gays in any way.  Strangely, I think in some ways our liberal leanings came from the church in doses between the silly dogma catechism classes.  Compassion and helping others was a theme we learned.  But apparently our new Archbishop has never evolved on the issue, although on many other policy questions he seems fine.  So, in many ways the churches that hold to such xenophobia will never evolve until they are so marginalized that they must do so.  Kicking and screaming.

The media sure isn't evolving on gun issues coverage.  Nor are any of our congressional representatives or Senators.  That latest massacre has done nothing.  However we all know what the social media and mainstream news operations are into, and that would be Donald Trump.  Once again the NRA escapes unscathed because the guy with the combover is so outrageous.

But, at the end of the day....two steps forward and one back.  Health care and human rights in this country are better guaranteed than last week.  It shows progress.  

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The more things change Jim the more they stay the same.

Anonymous said...

You have to remember , " when have we ever beat the Japanese at any thing?" . And the sheep still follow Mr America. Can't invent this shit.

Michelle Meaders said...

"But apparently our new Archbishop has never evolved on the issue, although on many other policy questions he seems fine."

What led you to conclude that, Jim?

Anonymous said...

Catholicism is all about emulating the life of Jesus and being of service to others. Nothing silly about that.

Jim Baca said...

His stand on immigration. Look at his history on it.

Anonymous said...

Why do you as an Athiest care what the Archbishop says? Seems like yo just like promoting anti Catholic views. Bigotry in another form but bigtotry nonetheless. Very hypocritical.

Jim Baca said...

I care what the Archbishop says because he influences so many people. Not because I am an atheist, but because I understand how power works. If he can get several hundred thousand catholics in our state to accept homophobia, then I will talk about it as much as possible.

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Anonymous said...

that idiot anonymous uses Byzantine logic by saying you shouldn't comment on the archbishop if you are an atheist. Does that mean you shouldn't also comment on racism if your not a racist? These religious zealots need to go take logic 101.

Anonymous said...

Not a religious zealot. Just sick of you assholes bashing the Catholic church.

Anonymous said...

Just saying Jimbo should keep his mouth shut about religion. He professes to be a big inclusive Democrat leader and he is obviously bigoted towards Catholics. Acceptance of his type of rhetoric is similar to what happened in Nazi Germany when the Jews got gassed.

Anonymous said...

So, what is next, keeping your mouth shut about racism, or xenophobic politicians, or even assholes like you holier than thou fanatics? I know you are becoming irrelevant, but maybe it would be wise for you all to be more open to seeing others opinions of you. You are all in a dying and whimpering reality of thinking there is a god.