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My Grandma's been posting the "BUT IT SAYS SO IN THE BIBLE" argument in response to my support of the VOTE NO campaign in MN (to keep the One Man + One Woman amendment OFF our constitution). I read a very moving and thoughtful blog post once on the biblical quotes usually referenced to prove the "SEE HERE, IT SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS BAD" nonsense, and how those quotes are misinterpreted or misused.

Anybody know what it might have been, or have another great link to share? There's just so much garbage on the internet and I thought this article at least was very well done.
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You know, people who like to use the bible against others forget some passages so conveniently.  So maybe tell your Grandmother that the very same Bible directs her to be mute:  I Timothy 2:11-15 or 1 Corinthians 14:34...  Not so much fun when it is directed at you.

Or maybe show her this passage:  Romans 13:8  Which clearly states:  "Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law."  (American Standard Version)
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#writers  If you're interested in reading slush (which I highly recommend), Clarkesworld has an opening!
Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for a slush reader. If you are interested, please fill out this application . A few notes: This is an unpaid position. Slush readers & other staff are p...
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When I donated blood last week, I was shocked to learn last week that any gay man who has had sex since 1977, or any woman who has had sex with a man who had sex with another male, is NOT ALLOWED to donate blood. FDA regulations, even though they test the blood for HIV/AIDS. I'm surprised this isn't a bigger issue because it blows my mind.
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My twins were conceived invitro, and my husband and I both had to take HIV tests. That was in California and they were born in 2000.
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It's amazes me what lengths people will go to for promoting their work and/or "business" ideas. Spamming my Apex Book Company email is NOT a good idea. And don't sign me up for your mailing lists without my permission. *sigh* #themoreyouknow
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On a totally unrelated note, congrats on your award! :-)
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Brilliant.
 
From @laughingsquid:"In 1992, at the age of 12, filmmaker Jeremiah McDonald filmed himself talking to his future self. Now, twenty years later, he not only has watched the video but has made a new one. A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition is the name of the awesome film in which he cleverly converses with his younger self."

This is absolutely brilliant.
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Latest issue of Apex Magazine is loaded with awesomeness! Fiction from +Ken Liu +Alec Austin +Kij Johnson and Sarah Monette, plus nonfiction by Christopher J. Garcia. Check it out! #freefiction
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FYI - If you send me a notification and:
- I have no idea who you are.
- You're not in any of my circles.
- You're inviting me to an event on the other side of the country/world.
- You're trying to sell me your book.

...I will block you. If in doubt, POST WITHOUT NOTIFICATIONS!
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Love this rule. I should use it for Facebook and here.
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Yowza. Bad IT practices lead to a $400m loss.
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I'm stepping down as blog editor at Apex so I can focus my time on some of our website/technology plans.

Who wants to join our awesome Apex team?
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Seriously? WTF
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I like the home-made Commander Sheppard Barbie I saw a couple weeks ago:)
http://www.introvertedwife.com/2012/06/commander-shepard-barbie.html
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FREE T-SHIRT! I'll be sporting my Apex Tee at Chicon this year. Get your own and we could be shirt twins. (And I know you've aspired to be my twin in some form or another...right?)
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    Blog and Technology Editor, 2012 - present
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I write. I paint. I draw. I code. I dance. I live.
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I live in Minnetrista, MN with my husband, our adorable baby girl and our two crazy dogs.
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We don't brag in Minnesota. We just bitch about you behind your back. It's called "Minnesota Nice."
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Maple Grove, MN - Paris, France - Northeast Minneapolis, MN
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