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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…

It’s Christmas morning and I’m writing this column from the guest room at my parent’s house. I’ve decided to begin my New Year’s resolution a week early, and once again attempt to write a regular blog. I’ve always liked the idea of the newspaper column, and so I’ll be trying to model this weekly tradition after that. Which should be interesting, since I have actually read very few newspaper columns in my life. Christmas has always been a huge and wonderful tradition in my home. Having been raised Christian, American, and Middle-class, the month of December has always been filled…