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Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Sorry for not being clear. I'm not saying that i know that it's something passed along genetically. I have no idea. I'm just responding to the hypothetical question and saying that both evolution and genetic homosexuality can be true at the same time. While I believe you are correct (they haven't found the gay genetics), studies suggest that there is a genetic component.
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Sure, that's always a valid point. But once you start picking winners and losers by only issuing licenses and status to one group, what's the compelling state interest in excluding the other?
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Prostitution, murder, gambling, age of consent ... which of those are not morality laws? Ima thinkin ... all laws are based in morality. Freedoms exist within a social, then religious, then legal (the order may be wrong, and the level of powers that enforce them) ... code of ethics and morality.
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Thousands of years of history, with rules developed to make a society function better ... but you have it figured out they were wrong. "zero bearing on my life as I'm neither gay nor a polygamist." yeah right ... giving entitlements to any "marriages" you don't perceive as influencing your life should be allowed. You know the original colonies demanded their residents attend church…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Morality cannot be legislated. Period. When you start making morality laws, then freedom doesn't exist any more. While some might laugh at using the example, look at the movie DEMOLITION MAN. One of the running gags in that movie is when someone says a "bad word", Big-Brother-Is-Always-Listening computer buzzes and issues a fine for a "violation of the verbal moralities code". If that's…

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Bittersweet Confections to Host Artwork of John Nelson

10 months, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

John Nelson will be the next featured artist at Bittersweet Gallery, located at 111 Jail Alley in Quincy. The exhibition entitled Co-Exist will run from August 15 through September 13, with an opening reception with Chef Michael’s culinary fare and drinks on Friday, August 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nelson, who graduated with an MFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, has been working as an artist and living in Quincy for the past 20 years. He came to Quincy with his wife Julie who just retired as Executive Art Director of the Quincy Art Center. “Not many people have noticed John as such an accomplished artist”, states Bittersweet curator Nadine Mitchell, “because he has had to show outside of Quincy to not create a conflict of interest for his wife’s career at the Art Center.” Perhaps now that his wife is retiring, Nelson will start to exhibit locally and continue to “show his feathers”.

Nelson’s work is very postmodern, mixing minimalism with portraiture without constraints to traditional formats. Most of his paintings are acrylic on linen with several layers of thinned out paint and layered images; many times using several panels to create one piece. His paintings explore issues of style, perception, and narrative. Nelson explains, “I am usually interested in comparing ‘this to that’. The impulse is to always have one thing with another - an attempt to have a minimalist composition co exist with subject matter.” What comes together is a compelling and mysterious bridge between human form and geometric landscapes.

Connect to Bittersweet Confections' website at www.ruggedtruffles.com for their hours of operation to view the show until September 13.


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