Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is Congressman Matt Salmon Really Loving His Gay Son While Working Against His Son’s Rights? + Matt jr.’s It Gets Better Video – 04/09/2013

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    God give to them more of His dear love that heals the wounded heart. Mary Baker Eddy (“The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany,” p. 257).   Our mental health is not dependent on the presence or absence of a human father. Now I understood that I had a Father that would always be with me.  That Father… Read more »

The night I stopped thinking about suicide – Daily Bread – 04/08/2013

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      “Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take.” Mary Baker Eddy   The Night I stopped thinking about suicide By Chestnut P. Booth From the May 22, 2000 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel   Early in my career, I went through a six-month period when suicide was always on my mind. I was a young… Read more »

‘Accept’ and ‘Tolerate’ My Gay Kid? That’s Not Good Enough – Special Edition – 04/08/2013

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                  ‘Accept’ and ‘Tolerate’ My Gay Kid? That’s Not Good Enough   Posted: 04/07/2013 8:54 am Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors Amelia Mother, wife, partner and breadwinner Note: “Amelia” is a pseudonym chosen to keep her family’s identity anonymous. Last month U.S. Sen. Rob Portman… Read more »

Right makes Might – Daily Bread – 04/06/2013

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    “His (Abraham Lincoln) was the genius of common sense. Inspired as truly as were Shakespeare, Mozart and Burns, he was surely inspired of God. Born as lowly as was the Son of God, without training, he was snatched from obscurity in a moment and entrusted with the destiny of a nation. This fantastic figure was led to the… Read more »

Voices that cannot be silenced – Daily Bread – 04/05/2013

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   “Fear is the enemy of any performer,” she says, “and it must be eliminated for the free flow of expression to happen. I try to help people see that, as individuals, we all have a great deal to share, and that it’s selfish not to do so. I say ‘selfish’ because fear focuses thought on ourselves rather than on our audience,… Read more »

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice and the evolution of ‘tough love’ – Special Edition from The Christian Science Monitor – 04/05/2012

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  . . . “great coaches do it not by intimidation and contempt” such as Rice exhibited, but by “letting them know they believe in them, encouraging them, pushing them in an appropriate way.” Jim Thompson Founder and CEO of nonprofit Positive Coaching alliance     2:39 Rutgers coach fired after video surfaces       Rutgers basketball coach Mike… Read more »

Rutgers fires coach Mike Rice for abusing players: Will more heads roll? (+Video) – Special Edition – The Christian Science Monitor – 04/04/2013

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  This was a regrettable episode for the University, but I completely support the decision to remove Coach Rice.  It was the right and necessary action to take in light of the conduct displayed on the videotape.  Parents entrust their sons to the Rutgers athletic department and the men’s basketball program at an incredibly formative period of their lives. The… Read more »

The Brotherhood of Man by Alfred Farlow – Daily Bread – 04/04/2013

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  “I love the whole human family and have labored to bless all, not a clan, but all. I am abrupt, but honest in what I say to all. But behind this is my universal and deathless love for every one of the human family.” Mary Baker Eddy (Letter to Mrs. Swarts, 1885)   4:31 UA UR Beyond Bullying (View… Read more »

Thump The Bible v Marriage Equality – Special Edition

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    New York World, December, 1900 Insufficient Freedom To my sense, the most imminent dangers confronting the coming century are: the robbing of people of life and liberty under the warrant of the Scriptures; the claims of politics and of human power, industrial slavery, and insufficient freedom of honest competition; and ritual, creed, and trusts in place of the… Read more »

Poem by Mary Hind on behalf of the transgender community (+ Video)

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  ‘Trans 100,’ Annual Event Honoring Transgender Rights Advocates, Launches In Chicago The Huffington Post  |  By Glennisha Morgan Posted: 04/01/2013 4:49 pm EDT  |  Updated: 04/01/2013 5:50 pm EDT ‘Trans 100,’ Annual Event Honoring Transgender Rights Advocates, Launch   2:51 It Gets Better Transgender – View the video – Janet Mock by Janet Mock   Above the mist and clouds of mortal… Read more »