I use to work in juvenile delinquency court a few years ago as a court reporter. I’m not going to talk about any cases, however hilarious they were sometimes, but I did mention a while ago that I wanted to talk about some of my co-workers. At juvy there was also dependency court on the other side of the building. That’s court for parents who have been bad and had their kids taken away.
Now to work in these courtooms a person has to develop some thick skin. The stories that come in are heartbreaking and sometimes the kids would be in the courtroom crying. I couldn’t always look. Sometimes I had to bite my tongue to distract myself. Luckily, I only worked in these courtooms once in a blue moon.
This is going to develop into another pro gay rights argument.
I was reading this article from the New York Times this past Wednesday.
I want to bring a little perspective on the old cereal – monogamy example. We’ve all heard the argument against monogamy where a man will say something like “who wants to eat the same cereal everyday?” Which usually makes me think, “well, I know I don’t want to eat the same cereal everyday.” But this week I was giving more thought to this analogy and realized the flaws in it.
First off, I don’t eat cereal everyday. Sometimes I’ll snack on K cereal as part of my diet, but that’s where my cereal eating ends. So the idea of having to eat cereal everyday for the rest of my life is nauseating. I’m going to equate this idea to marrying someone I don’t really like but maybe he’d be good for my health or maybe he was on sale. Not a good reason to make a commitment.
A better Analogy, though creepy
SADDLEBACKING :verb. the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities.
Please start putting up links and let everyone know what saddlebacking means.
A few months ago Dan Savage was on the Colbert Report in one of my favorite interviews. I love Dan Savage, I just love love love him. Anyway, in this interview and in the moments leading up to it Stephen Colbert made reference to a sexual act called “saddlebacking” which in all actuality had no definition whatsoever. A Dan Savage reader noted this and therefor Dan went on the campaign to give it a definition.
When Colbert said “saddlebacking” he was implying that it was a gay sexual code. He derived it from Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church which he had been making fun of at the time.
The column where Dan shares the results of the poll scroll to the bottom.
Watch the Colbert Report moment that started it all:
P.S> richie I stole your icon.
I’m just not a relationship person.
sex is always complicated