Jacob, 30, future teacher, kind of a writer, like to pretend my boots & I are vegan.
Go ahead and ask
Oh! I forgot about Dallas Pride this weekend. And a second parade put on by an unaffiliated group that criticizes the main parade for being sponsored by companies that also donate funds to anti-LGBT campaigns.
It’s like all of those squats I’ve been doing mean nothing now.
I just spent my weekend designing a cardboard swan boat with a friend, watching vids of Literary Theory course, and writing a novel that’s like Teen Wolf but with bats.
A folkloric 70s collection from Miuccia Prada for SS15, set in a psychedelic purple desert.
I’m challenged not to take anything that is offered for free.
So far this week, I’ve accepted two grande hot pumpkin spiced lattes, a pregnancy test, and a large massage cylinder thing with all of these raised squares of various sizes. I’m allergic to dairy; I’m not getting pregnant/getting another fella pregnant anytime soon; and the massage thing is just uncomfy (I tried it. I really did. Up against the wall, on the floor. Just too big.).
But they were FREE.
Need any of these items? I’ll give them to you for…well, wait…will you pay for these things? Or trade them? Maybe I can trade them like that one guy who traded a huge paperclip for this then that then this then that, etc, etc, until he got a house. Anyone out there with a huge paperclip?
In Target today, I saw this woman I was in high school band with. She said:
"Everyone thinks you’re dead. You’re never on Facebook anymore."
My thought was who is “everyone” because my friends and I text/email/Facebook message/call each other all of the time? but I ended up actually saying:
"We could bump into each other here again next Tuesday."
The Satanic Temple has responded to an Orange County, Florida decision to disseminate religious materials in public school by creating complementary materials that espouse the philosophy and practice of Satanism. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. David Williamson of the Central Florida Free Thought Community — who recently fought against Brevard County’s attempt to ban atheists from offering invocations at public meetings — sued the district over its initial unwillingness to allow atheist literature with titles like “Jesus Is Dead” and “Why I Am Not a Muslim” in the schools. A judge dismissed that case after the school board decided to allow the materials. The Satanic Temple took advantage of this decision, deciding to flood Orange County schools with a pamphlet entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities that contains kid-friendly Satanic lessons. “These bullies are mad and afraid of things they don’t understand,” the instructions on the word-jumble reads. “Help Damian use inclusive language to defuse the situation. The spokesman for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, explained that his organization “would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of Church and State.” “However,” he continued, “if a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple made headlines earlier this year when it successfully petitioned the state of Oklahoma to allow it to erect a goat-headed Baphomet statue adjacent to a display of the Ten Commandments. Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community. ““Even as we prefer public policies respecting secularism, we feel that opportunities — such as this — to establish an equal voice for contrasting religious opinions in the public square, tend to favor marginalized, lesser-known, and alternative religions,” he said. “I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.”