Monday, December 22, 2008


Mine was pretty uneventful and bloody well cold from a weather perspective. Juan Cole spent a somewhat warmer one in Southern California and was evidently much impressed by Pastor Rick Warren.

Listen, I have no affection for Warren's bellicose stance towards gay marriage and alternate lifestyles in general.

However, with people like Juan Cole and Melissa Etheridge finding new ground to have open discussions with these kinds of conservative religious leaders, I figure we may just be making some inroads towards a common ground and a healthier dialogue about the social quandaries that seem to plague this nation of ours.

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