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Steve Caldwell
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Before suggesting this, you may want to talk with some sexuality educators and some persons who are transgender.

I would talk with the Our Whole Lives educators in your UU congregation first.

Gender isn't the same as biological sex (also known as "sex assigned at birth).

Biological sex (sex assigned at birth) involves genes, chromosomes, hormones, and anatomy. For this, we are talking about male, female, and intersex.

Gender is one's internal subjective sense of being a man, a woman, or something else.

There is some recent neurobiology research that suggests that gender may not be that subjective (we can observe how brains react using MRI).

For most people, their biological sex aligns with their gender (cisgender). However, some people find that their biological sex doesn't align with their gender.
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"With 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight"

Well ... that one toddler is a serious bad ass ... shooting a person every week and getting away with it.
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The "Netflixing" of American Politics
One of the criticisms commonly made towards US politics is the two-party system and how some voters complain that they don't have a candidate that lines up closely with their values. This is what I call the "Netflixing" of American politics. Netflix along w...
The "Netflixing" of American Politics
The "Netflixing" of American Politics
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Will wrote:
<i>I don't believe in sheepdog theory. I think lesser-evilists will vote for the lesser evil, and the rest of us [socialists who support Sanders] will vote for 3rd party candidates or stay home.</i>

Not voting for President and/or voting 3rd party ticket is an option for those who live in states that are solidly "red" or "blue."  I understand that some feel the need to stay ideologically "pure."

However, for those who live in "swing states," the ethical decision is more challenging because there are real-life human consequences to one's presidential vote.  The hypothetical "Clinton vs. Trump" decision that you minimize as a "lesser-evilist" decision affects people.

For example, if the GOP were to win, it's very likely that the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.  That means a higher number uninsured citizens, worse health outcomes for some, and death for some due to a lack of timely health care.
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"Out of the Closet" Billboard -- Freedom From Religion Foundation
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Some time-saving tips for internet discussions
There are many catchphrases and slang words that one hears on the internet and in the wider use outside the internet.  Some of these slang words are creative and lead to improved communication.  These words listed below are used by many to marginalize the c...
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Note - this is the text for a short talk that I gave on 31 August 2014 as part of a worship service for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana .  The podcast audio recording for this can be found here (my portion starts at the 9:10...
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