Friday, February 24, 2012

Disrespecting Women will not Encourage People to Respect Animals

By Gregory Allen

In this, one of PETA's latest ads, they have chosen to exploit the topic of sexual violence and and abusive relationships to draw attention to an unrelated cause.

Adding humor and sexual appeal to violence shouldn't appeal to men (or women), and the people it does appeal to don't care about the rights of other humans, and therefore likely don't care about animals rights either.

Disrespecting women will not encourage people to respect animals. Its hypocritical and insensitive. Find a better way to make people care about the rights of others, including animals. And do it without creating more victims.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do Religious Freedoms Include Right to Persecute?

By Gregory Allen

No. They don’t.

A debate has erupted between the Obama Administration and religious organizations, mostly Catholics. One group is trying to provide contraception to women and preserve their health rights; the other is trying to take them away.

Catholics and others are enraged over a new law which would require employer health insurance plans to cover birth control without copay. This will provide millions of women with access to birth control and the means to protect their health and control their own reproductive functions.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gay Marriage Debate Moves Closer to Supreme Court

By Gregory Allen

The U.N. Declaration of human rights, states, in article 16:

 (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

It is disappointing to note that the United States still discriminates on the basis of religious claims, so long as religious groups are the persecutors, and not those being oppressed.

But a ruling made this week in California could move the nationwide debate of marriage equality closer to the Supreme Court, and a ruling that might favorably affect the lives of many Americans currently denied basic human rights.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Everyone is Pro Life, see for Yourself

By Gregory Allen

One of the most controversial topics of debate in the United States is abortion. There appear to be two clear sides to this argument, Pro Choice and Pro Life. But this is a myth, and a relatively easy misunderstanding to make. As it turns out, everyone is Pro Life. Just observe Pro Life supporters.