Donald Trump vs Bobby Jindal On Kim Davis; Pope Francis and Gay Children’s Book; Boxer Briefs For Women

Donald Trump vs Bobby Jindal On Kim Davis

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but in this case he seems to be zeroing in on the main point regarding the Kim Davis grandstanding with such a simple reply it’s almost an art form.

The large Republican presidential field remains over the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for her refusal to obey a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Current front-runner Donald Trump said on MSNBC Friday (4 September): ‘I would say the simple answer is let her clerks do it. Now from what I understand she’s not letting the clerks do it either.’

The Governor of Christians, Bobby Jindal, replied to Trump’s reply like this:

He tweeted: Hey @realDonaldTrump you can’t make America great again by throwing the Christians in jail. I understand asking forgiveness from God and respecting communion is a personal decision. But even really rich New Yorkers should oppose jailing Christians for their religious beliefs.

So far Trump has not replied.

You can read more here, with a few comments. 

Pope Francis and Gay Children’s Book

I’ve stopped trying to speculate on what Pope Francis will say or do about anything. I actually like him and I think he’s made great strides in the short time he’s been Pope. So, this piece on Pope Francis praising a gay children’s book in Italy doesn’t surprise me.

Pope Francis has reportedly written a letter of support to a children’s author whose book featuring same-sex families was banned by the mayor of Venice.
Piccolo Uovo (Little Egg), written by Francesca Pardi, tells the tale of an egg who encounters a variety of different family set ups including gay penguins, lesbian rabbits, a mixed race dog couple, a inter-species adoption between kangaroos and polar bears, and a single parent hippo.
The book was one of the 49 books to be banned in Venice by mayor Luigi Brugnaro, prompting widespread backlash and attracting attention across the globe.
The rest is here. It’s actually a longer piece and contains some interesting material. With all due respect to His Holiness, I think the main point of the article is that people are writing some great books out there for children with LGBT content. 
Boxer Briefs For Women
A company that seems to be focused on non-gender clothing (I think) just won an award for creating boxer briefs for women. 
An LGBT-owned business that specializes in producing clothing for ‘tomboys’ and women who want a wider choice in non-gender stereotypical apparel has scooped a national award and $10,000 in funding.

Seattle-based wives and business partners Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez launched TomboyX in 2013 following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company produces underwear, clothing and accessories, including plenty of TomboyX-branded hoodies, caps and boxer shorts.

I could be wrong about this because I’m no underwear expert but I remember doing research for a book I set during the Edwardian era and women did wear long undergarments similar to boxer shorts. They called them “drawers” or “knickers.”  

And, if you check out this link you’ll notice that the photo of these “new” women’s boxer briefs isn’t that much different from what women wore to the beach in 1915.  Just an observation.

Here’s the link from which I quoted.


 

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