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Arguments Against repeal116.com – Group Against Utah’s Guest Worker Program

The group represented by repeal116.com has been making a lot of noise regarding Utah’s recent passage of HB 116 that institutes a guest worker program. Below are quotes from the website (unless it says otherwise) highlighted in grey, and my counter arguments follow. If a…


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HB 116 – Utah’s Guest Worker Plan – HB116

Utah’s plan for solving some of the social issues surrounding illegal immigration There have been a lot of arguments against HB 116 in recent weeks, and I thought I would address a few of the concerns surrounding this bill. It is one thing to say…


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What If I’m Wrong?

The Truth About Being Wrong A friend of mine made a comment/question on facebook recently that went like this: What if people pursued truth instead of sides? A thoughtful comment to be sure, and it made me think. Of course, the thought that immediately came…


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The Modern Slave Trade: Human Trafficking

It’s not hopeless It’s as easy as opening our eyes and noticing what is going around us. When many people think of human trafficking they think of Cambodia, Indonesia, or the Sudan, rarely do people realize that it happens in our own cities and neighborhoods.…


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The Signs of Spring

Listen for the Hummmmm We had one of those classic days in Heber today. Woke up to snow, then there was sun, then there was rain, then snow again, and now it’s clear. It was a high of 45 degrees, and it will be 19…


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Furry Bunnies, Pink Chicks, Costco Baskets, and Easter

What’s wrong with celebrating Easter with candy? I don’t think I every consciously thought about it this way, but I guess I pictured Jesus reacting to our Easter celebrations like a mother reacting to a child who complains about her cooking: guilt trip. I could…


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Jesus Politics

Clearly a comparison between the political groups of Jesus’ day and ours is not perfect. I’m not trying to say Jesus was on the side of any group, or that any current political party is the party he would have been a part of. Quite…


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Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Tea Party: The Politics Surrounding Jesus

Palm Sunday Powder-keg By Joseph Ellis I don’t want to give the impression that I am comparing any politician to Jesus, that is not the case, so please don’t read that into this piece. However, the days of Jesus and our political environment are remarkably…


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Jesus, a Militia, and a Donkey – Palm Sunday

The Political World of Jesus By Joseph Ellis The gap between religion and the public sphere is pretty immense. That probably explains why Palm Sunday was difficult to understand growing up. In church we hear how Jesus rides triumphantly into Jerusalem on a young donkey,…


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Palm Sunday

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of…


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