Beauty and the Beast: Out of the closet?

There is a controversy over the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Evidently, Disney wrote a gay character into the script. No, not “gay” as in happy, as in every Disney movie prior to the 1980s. “Gay” as in sexual orientation. Evangelical leader Franklin Graham has called for people of faith to boycott the movie as a show of force for traditional values. But is that a good idea? If were you born well before 1988, you might remember another movie controversy over The Last Temptation of Christ, a more…

Duh Mayor

“Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.” —Lyndon Baines Johnson, March 31st, 1968. After consulting no one—and with absolutely no evidence that anyone had asked, called for or considered me a viable option for the office—I am announcing that I will not be a candidate for Logan City Mayor. I did not come to this decision lightly. And I certainly did not take the possibility of my being mayor seriously. When all my thinking was done,…