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Robin Garr
Works at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Louisville
Attended Louisville Theological Seminary
Lives in Louisville, KY
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Writer, editor, seminarian
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Writer, editor, playwright, author; speaker, preacher, radio voice; foodie and wine geek and short-order plant-based cook
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  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Louisville
    Seminarian, 2012 - present
    Seminarian, general gopher and helper, part-time preacher and teacher.
  • Cliffwood Organic
    Writer, editor, food-and-wine guy, 1995 - present
    Creative ventures including LouisvilleHotBytes.com, WineLoversPage.com, writing about food and wine and progressive theology and politics and more.
  • World Hunger Year (WHY)
    Reinvesting in America, 1990 - 1995
    Helped create and operated Reinvesting in America, an effort to discover, interview, catalog and promote the replication of the nation's most innovative grassroots programs seeking to reduce hunger and poverty through building community and individual self-reliance. Concluded with publication of my book, "Reinvesting in America," Addison-Wesley, 1995.
  • Courier-Journal and Louisville Times
    Reporter, columnist, 1977 - 1990
    Reporter for The Louisville Times, and after its closure, The Courier-Journal. Covered general news and most local news beats; also wrote the newspapers' restaurant and wine columns.
  • Voice Newspapers
    Reporter, editor, 1972 - 1977
    Local reporter, later managing editor of what was then The Voice-Jeffersonian.
  • Baptist Health Services Louisville
    Chaplain (CPE), 2013 - 2013
    Seminary intern, chaplain, an amazing, life-changing summer assignment.
  • WJFF-FM
    Classical DJ, 1990 - 1994
    Classical DJ, control-board operator, PR helper and general gopher on an all-volunteer team at the nation's smallest (and only hydro-powered) public-radio station in Jeffersonville, N.Y.
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Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY - New York City - Los Angeles - Bay Area - Idaho
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Storyteller and seeker. Feeding the world and feeding the hungry.
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Storyteller and seeker. Writer, editor, photographer, cook: creative ventures in general; seminarian; lay preacher and teacher.
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  • Louisville Theological Seminary
    M. Div, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Louisville
    MS (Public Affairs), 1976 - 1978
  • University of Louisville
    BA (English), 1968
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And Justice Scalia (Thomas concurring) opens up the real possibility that he is clinically insane:
"Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie."
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Meanwhile, Justice Thomas (Scalia concurring) said gays, and slaves, too, ought to shut up.
"[H]uman dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away."
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
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NPR puts the news in the lede: "States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says."
"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.
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How did "thug" turn into the "New N-Word"? Good info here from NPR. 
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O tempora, O mores. Nineteenth century-style clickbait was ... wordy.
A look at front pages and dispatches covering an infamous moment of American history. Buried ledes abound!
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Is it really so wrong to pick and eat raw asparagus shoots right out of the ground?
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What do you all think about this HotBytes Forum conversation on Hammerheads​? I can see the issue with holding a forgotten takeout box. But treating the customer like crap? Not so much.
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Justice Kennedy lays out the majority's opinion in four concise points:
Four principles and traditions demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples. The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice regarding marriage is inherent in the concept of individual autonomy. This abiding connection between marriage and liberty is why Loving invalidated interracial marriage bans under the Due Process Clause. See 388 U. S., at 12. Decisions about marriage are among the most intimate that an individual can make. See Lawrence, supra, at 574. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.
A second principle in this Court’s jurisprudence is that the right to marry is fundamental because it supports a two-person union unlike any other in its importance to the committed individuals. The intimate association protected by this right was central to Griswold v. Connecticut, which held the Constitution protects the right of married couples to use contraception, 381 U. S., at 485, and was acknowledged in Turner, supra, at 95. Same-sex couples have the same right as opposite-sex couples to enjoy intimate association, a right extending beyond mere freedom from laws making same-sex intimacy a criminal offense. See Lawrence, supra, at 567.
A third basis for protecting the right to marry is that it safeguards children and families and thus draws meaning from related rights of childrearing, procreation, and education. See, e.g., Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U. S. 510. Without the recognition, stability, and predictability marriage offers, children suffer the stigma of knowing their families are somehow lesser. They also suffer the significant material costs of being raised by unmarried parents, relegated to a more difficult and uncertain family life. The marriage laws at issue thus harm and humiliate the children of same-sex couples. See Windsor, supra, at _. This does not mean that the right to marry is less meaningful for those who do not or cannot have children. Precedent protects the right of a married couple not to procreate, so the right to marry cannot be conditioned on the capacity or commitment to procreate.
Finally, this Court’s cases and the Nation’s traditions make clear that marriage is a keystone of the Nation’s social order. See Maynard v. Hill, 125 U. S. 190, 211. States have contributed to the fundamental character of marriage by placing it at the center of many facets of the legal and social order. There is no difference between same- and opposite-sex couples with respect to this principle, yet same-sex couples are denied the constellation of benefits that the States have linked to marriage and are consigned to an instability many opposite-sex couples would find intolerable. It is demeaning to lock same-sex couples out of a central institution of the Nation’s society, for they too may aspire to the transcendent purposes of marriage. The limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples may long have seemed natural and just, but its inconsistency with the central meaning of the fundamental right to marry is now manifest. Pp. 12–18.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
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Here is The NY Times' analysis of the court's 5-4 decision on same-sex marriage. 
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Simple test for OCD: does this bother you? How much?
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I used to wonder why some people are afraid of clowns. Then I saw Paul, Rubio and Cruz. ‪#‎GotIt‬
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Phlox! Now waiting to see if some shepherds will come watch them by night.
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A great church community, not too large, not too small, where everyone is welcome and people care for each other. Did I mention that everyone is welcome? No exceptions!
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