Month: June 2015

A Question Of Equal Protection

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. The above quote is from the majority opinion of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, which just made gay marriage a right to […]

Whats So Hard To Understand About Social Construction A Lot Actually

My take on the Rachel Dolezal scandal might differ from that of many of my fellow contributors to The Mitrailleuse, but I’d like (for some foolish reason) to wade in anyway. The shocking revelation — salaciously captured in a video interview — that a self-identified African-American NAACP leader and Africana Studies professor from Spokane, Washington, has been “passing” as black when she was in […]

Fun With Jim And Gene Get Ready For Sacramental Gay Marriage Episcopalians

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church convenes in about two weeks, where they will consider an amendment to the canons smoothing out a discrepancy between the Book of Common Prayer and the canons and the “pastoral response” to gay couples; a liturgy in use since 2012 which clearly violated them. The Anglican Curmudgeon has a useful post on the problem. Others include […]

Magicians Of The Outer Right


It’s a common error to think that mystics and magicians are generally liberals or leftists. At least in America. Most Boomer Americans, monolingual, insulated from the rest of the world and from history, associate “magick” with hippies, the “60s”, Tim Leary, pot and acid, and sexual freedom. When they think about it at all which isn’t […]

A Few New Orleans Photos


Apologies for the light posting, I’ve been on vacation the last week in New Orleans. It was my first time in the city, and also my first time using Airbnb, and both were great. The night we arrived Irma Thomas was playing for free in Lafayette Square: Read Too : When Did Catholicism Become Compatible With The American Experiment

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