It’s a Tradition

This letter is in reply to the letter written by Ryan Curtis, titled “Get Over Gay Marriage” [June 26, City Weekly]. Marriage is between one man and one woman, and has always been our tradition since the 13 colonies became the United States of America.

Marriage Doesn’t Need to be Equal

What people don’t understand is that the word “marriage” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution, not even in the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment that yayhoos like Ryan Curtis [“Get Over Gay Marriage,” June 26, City Weekly] love interpreting out of existence, as do black-robed legislating ideologues like Judge Robert Shelby. There are five enumerated fundamental rights in the Constitution that same-gender deviants have just like the rest of us, but marriage is not one of those rights—not even for men and women.

Who Will Save You?

The grossly misnamed World Congress of Families, an international version of the equally grossly misnamed National Organization for Marriage, will hold its first U.S. conference here in Salt Lake City next year—hosted by the local Sutherland Institute. The Sutherland Institute has always been a front group of agents for the top Mormon church leadership—its “General Authorities”—now in partnership with the Koch brothers and the other ever-greedier, thieving, amoral filthy rich, as well as the other misogynist, anti-LGBT pseudo-religious individuals, groups and institutions.

Bundy Broke the Law

I swear I’m going to explode! I am incensed by the recent actions of right-wing cuckoos Cliven Bundy and our own homegrown commissioner from Southern Utah, Phil Lyman [“Land Justice,” May 22, City Weekly].

Philosophical Faux Pas

Don’t wear white shoes before Easter. Check.

The Hearing-Impaired Have Options

The challenge hearing loss brings to our community is loss of connection. People with hearing loss “fake it” as best they can.

Review What's on the Screen

What are we to make of the fact that MaryAnn Johanson finds the film Young & Beautiful “infuriating” (Cinema Clips, June 12, City Weekly)?

Keep Moving Forward, Utah

I’ve lived in Utah for almost 50 years. During my presence, much has changed and moved forward, though there are still areas of potential growth and acceptance.

Get Over Gay Marriage

I beseech the State of Utah to cease any and all appeals relating to Judge Robert Shelby’s decision striking down Amendment 3, Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Obama Should Protect Canyonlands

President Obama recently gifted the American people with another new national monument: the spectacular Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area in southern New Mexico. In 2013, Obama similarly protected the 224,000-acre Rio Grande Del Norte area in the northern part of the state.

Tribune Fans Shouldn’t Put Faith in the Wealthy

The backers of a Utah campaign to save The Salt Lake Tribune from being completely taken over and then killed—by the Deseret News (meaning the Mormon church) and the Trib’s completely corrupt and complicit, parasite billionaire hedge fund owner are now publicly wishing that the “good Mormon” billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr. will buy the Trib and thereby save it.

Democracy Now

Traditionally, independent voters are typecast by the media as “swing voters,” but this year, we’ll be working on primary election day (June 24) to be visible at a time when we are most invisible.


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