Saturday, May 30, 2009

♪ "Come And Knock On Our Door..."

"...we've been waiting for you."♪
"'We should have every right to inherit from each other and visit each other—I don’t care what you call it, we’re not second-class citizens!' says Janet Lessin. 'Any people who wish to form a marriage with all the rights and duties of a marriage should have the legal right to.'"
Do you agree with Janet? You may want to read this article before you say "I do."

Be forewarned, the article is occasionally graphic...not to mention difficult to follow.

Friday, May 29, 2009

"We Marry None..."

"Individuals, organizations, and institutions in most states are currently free to treat same-sex unions as marriages, or not. This, of course, is the truly liberal and tolerant position. It means letting the people concerned make up their own minds about how to treat these relationships. But this freedom is precisely what the advocates of same-sex "marriage" want to destroy; they want to use the government's power to force everyone to recognize same-sex unions as marriages whether they want to or not."
-S.T. Karnick
"Tyranny of the Minority:
How the Forced Recognition of Same-Sex "Marriage" Undermines a Free Society"
Salvo Magazine, Autumn 2008
Apart from a sentence saying that Quakers perform same-sex marriages ceremonies (without specifying which Quakers), this article written by S.T. Karnick for Salvo Magazine is fantastic, and its thesis is possibly the most effective argument I've heard on the issue of same-sex marriage.

I realize that much of the passed or proposed legislation establishing government recognized same-sex marriages often contains wording protecting religious organizations from having to recognize or perform them. However, Karnick's argument still stands since Christians aren't just Christians in their homes and churches, but in their businesses and professions as well.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Because No Day Is Complete...

...without some French ye-ye music. Perhaps, I should keep that in mind when I try to remake "The Oath of Desormeau."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Washington's Cross

Washington's Cross from Aletheia Stage & Film.

Five years ago, I completed what I consider to be my first film, "Washington's Cross." Soon after, I submitted it to the first San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (2004), where it won the Audience Choice Award.

I have it online for a limited time. If you like the film, you can download it at

In the meantime, feel free to comment on the film, to share the video link with friends and/or embed it on your various web pages.

Dedicated To "The Bug"...

...who has recently taught me to truly appreciate this song.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hope for Life

A recent gallup poll finds that, for the first time since polls started on the issue of abortion (1995), the majority of Americans consider themselves "Pro-Life."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"No One Knows My Name"

"Ain't one soul in the whole world knows my name.
But I'll see it by and by
For it's written up in the sky.
Ain't one soul in the whole world knows my name."
-Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
"No One Knows My Name"
Soul Journey, 2003

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Children of the Mountains"

Back in February, Diane Sawyer released her news special "Children of the Mountians," which chronicled the trials of many of Appalachia's children. When we visited Appalachia a couple of weeks ago, the people we talked to had mixed feeling about Sawyer's special. Thankfully, the segment has inspired many people to help, which was largely Sawyer's intent.

Red Clay Halo

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings sing and generally rip it up on "Red Clay Halo."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Here In America

"Once I went to Appalachia for my father he was born there,
And I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children.
And my soul is still there with them, wrapped in the songs they brought,
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America."
-Rich Mullins

Saturday, May 2, 2009