Monthly Archives: April 2015

My Journey to Support Gay Rights

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World In light of what I have been writing about the Obergfell v. Hodges and comparing that case to the historic examples of the 1856 Dred Scott decision and the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling I think…

Dred Scott: A Warning for Today

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World I am a historian, and as such I look to history to understand people and current events. As such I am looking at the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges and thinking…

VICTORY!!!

Remember how, over the past couple of weeks, I was talking so much about how busy I was with studying for my oral exams? So busy I had to delay the next chapter of Wayward Son, and so busy I couldn’t write longer weekly posts? Well, thankfully, it’s all over now. All that hard, hard […]

Bait-and-Switch

Originally posted on Russia Without BS:
Back in March Russia watchers stood agape as St. Petersburg hosted an international conference of neo-fascists and far-right parties. This was not particularly surprising to me, as Russia has hosted such conferences numerous times over the years, and in fact these conferences were once known as the “White World…

My response to Mr. Ghate

Monday Musings: Books the Carriers of Civilization 

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
?? Friends of Padre Steve’s World It is Monday and I am traveling back home from the conference that I attended in Houston and I am tired after traveling and spending most of the weekend sick. But to be fair the…

With Charity for All: What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach us About Religious Freedom

Originally posted on That Devil History:
There’s a reason everybody quotes Lincoln: he was just so damn thought-provoking. Abraham Lincoln is by far the most famous of American presidents, and not just because he cut an impressive, bearded and stovepipe-hatted figure that forever gave historical reenactors and drunk Halloween party-goers a reason to get out…