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Mormon church, Utah senators lend their support to bakers refusing to make cake for gay weddings The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a majority of state senators have signed on to friend-of-the-court briefs in support of a Colorado bakery shop owner who refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. In response to the article above, I see a lot of people say “Well don’t businesses have the right to refuse service to anybody?”   Actually, no. Federal law dictates that a public business cannot discriminate against somebody based on their race, color,…

I’ve never really agreed with the adage “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it.” Partly because I believe that history will always repeat itself, partly due to the fact that it’s unreasonable to expect everyone to study it to the level that would allow total avoidance. I do agree that knowledge of history gives you a better perspective on the trends of the world and can help you see them in a new light. For example, let’s look at the Mormon Pioneers. When they crossed the country to settle in Utah, they were being taught (or had personally…

This week is the Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.  I have to laugh a bit… Remember last year when people said that as a joke? This last week people have been preparing to end “Transition 2017” and move fully into this new administration. Which includes President Barack Obama, who gave his farewell speech this week. He took office when I was 14, I didn’t know that much about politics. I thought he was alright. People didn’t seem to like Bush anymore, although I thought he had done fine under the circumstances. Bush was the only president I had really known,…

This last week I posted the following poll on my Twitter feed: Poll: Do you trust congress to represent the will of the American people and act in their best interest? Please answer and RT. — Jarom Solar Norris (@JaromNorris) January 3, 2017 As it currently stands, 84% of the vote is “I do not.” Unfortunately, with only 26 votes, I’m not going to even pretend that this is representative of the American people, or even that it made it outside of my political bubble. Plus when you add in all the problems with this poll, including the comment by…