I Cannot Support a Church that Openly Discriminates Against Women

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has never been on the right side of history. We’ve had many opportunities to get things right and to redeem ourselves, to be world leaders and stalwarts of progress, morality and equality, especially in the matter of women’s ordination, but the church seems intent on being wrong. This insistence on being … Continue reading I Cannot Support a Church that Openly Discriminates Against Women

American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

At least nine pedestrians were killed in Toronto yesterday when a man in a white Ryder van systematically mowed over any and everyone in his path. The intersection is very familiar to me.  As a former TTC commuter who used to live in the city’s northeast end,  Yonge and Finch was pretty much my second … Continue reading American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

What was that? I asked myself that question after each interaction with my former manager. Was it sexual harassment or was it merely inappropriate workplace flirting? I thought it was sexual harassment in the sense that if I was a male employee, he would have undoubtedly treated me differently.  He wouldn’t have commented on my … Continue reading On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty