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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pics from our Mini-Vacation

Medicine Bluff Creek
Medicine Bluff Creek
Medicine Bluff Creek
Mt. Scott
Mt. Scott
My wife and I took a "mini-vacation" down to SW Oklahoma to see the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, we stopped in the town of Medicine Park and saw that Medicine Bluff Creek is about 6 feet above normal. We had a restful time. Only 3 weeks left in the school year!

2 comments:

Fried Green Onions said...

It is a beautifull area and you shoot good picture. You have attacked me twice for my opinion so I came and took a look at your blog. I can see that "Yellow dog" and NEA cloned teacher are complimentary but how do you melt the Democratic penchant for allowing infantcide into Christianity? Would not some child sacrificing religion be more confortable? Perhaps Humanism!

Lynn Green said...

If you want an honest answer, don't ask a loaded question. When you ask a question that assumes a premise you haven't proved, you have loaded the question in such a way that it's not a true question. It's an attack. You equate "infantcide" [sic--you mean infanticide] with abortion. It is not. Infanticide is the killing of an infant. An infant has already been born. Your more correct term would be "feticide".
However, your real point is how can a Christian, which I claim to be, reconcile my faith with the policy of allowing a woman access to a safe, legal abortion? The answer simply is that, while I believe abortions to be tragedies, I do not feel as though I can impose my belief on a woman faced with this difficult decision. I also do not feel right, so far, in placing undue roadblocks in the path of her choice.
Until I can be convinced that justice demands strict regulations on abortions, I must allow those who have the burden of unwanted pregnancies the right to make their own choice with the advice of their doctors.
This won't convince you, but it is my reason.