Friday, March 6, 2015

Via Upworthy / FB:

Blessing of Mortality Preview

JMG HomoQuotable - Dan Savage

"Dear Dr. Carson, If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that's done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick. Name the time and the place and I'll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument." - Dan Savage, in a posting made Wednesday before Carson offered his flaccid apology. Savage's message has given wingnuts the vapors, with Porno Pete today demanding that the SPLC label him a "hateful extremist."

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via JMG: DOJ To SCOTUS: Yes On Marriage

Eric Holder's promised brief has arrived. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed:
The United States government on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex couples marriages across the country, concluding, “There is no adequate justification for such a discriminatory and injurious exercise of state power.” Specifically, the Justice Department urges: “The marriage bans challenged in these cases impermissibly exclude lesbian and gay couples from the rights, responsibilities, and status of civil marriage. These facially discriminatory laws impose concrete harms on same-sex couples and send the inescapable message that same-sex couples and their children are second-class families, unworthy of the recognition and benefits that opposite-sex couples take for granted. The bans cannot be reconciled with the fundamental constitutional guarantee of ‘equal protection of the laws.’”
Dig into the brief and pull out your favorite parts.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via @FreedomToMarry

Obama administration Brief assessing #Marriage Bans as #Unconstitutional
Via @FreedomToMarry

This article links to many briefs.. See comment below for direct link to US DOJ Brief or find listed in article at bottom.

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia - Flor del Día - Flower of the Day - 06/03/2015

“O mantra é um instrumento de grande poder, especialmente se você conhece seu significado, e o vocaliza com presença e intencionalidade. Dessa forma o mantra age como uma frequência de luz que dissipa a escuridão; ele se transforma em uma poderosa oração.”

“El mantra es un instrumento de gran poder, especialmente si conoces su significado, y lo vocalizas con presencia e intencionalidad. Así el mantra actúa como una frecuencia de luz que disipa la oscuridad; él se convierte en una poderosa oración.”

“Mantras are an instrument of great power, especially when you know their meaning and vocalize them with presence and intention. When you do so, the mantras act like a frequency of light that dissipates darkness, and they become a powerful prayer.”

Via Daily Dharma

Unconditional Service | March 6, 2015

Selfless service brings balance to your practice. Since it engages the body, it balances the tendency we have to think and theorize rather than act. By channeling your energy into acts of service, you transform the ideal into the real.

- Shinso Ito, "Unconditional Service"