John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.
I would say the one thing to remember is that there’s a lot of social justice battles that are talked about as if they’ve been won but are still continuing. Racism and Sexism are still just as large a problem now as they were back when we weren’t allowed to vote.
But otherwise, this is an excellent speech.
Step 1: brew some espresso.
I made a double, which in hindsight was too much. One is enough.
Step 2: Oatmeal
I used Cinnamon & Spice because I thought it would complement the espresso nicely.
Step 3: Make mistakes
THAT’S RIGHT, PUT THE OATMEAL IN THE ESPRESSO AND STIR
For the extremely desperate college students who need food and coffee but dont think they have time for both because FINALS.
In Russian, the word for ‘power’ is feminine, so when we are first introduced to the Lone Power, before we actually ‘see’ It, it is given female pronouns when discussed.
i cannot figure out if the overly ‘fluffy’ (aka it knots itself up and i just wasted 2 yards of really expensive yarn on nothing) yarn or if i cannot find a good, SIMPLE crochet sock pattern. either way, I am now cranky and frustrated and still have no socks for my mom. *humph*
*Tawalf screeching greedily in the distance*
*giant grin* *slowly opens a bar of dark chocolate with hibiscus and oranges in it in the Tawalf’s general direction*