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7:01 pm EDT        59°F (15°C) in Mebane, NC

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Since delivering in Illinois on Thursday, I've come down to North Carolina, where I will pick up tomorrow on the way to Massachusetts on Thursday morning. I did manage to take advantage of some extra time on this past load and stop in to visit my grandparents, who live just northeast of Charlotte. I met one of my cousins for the first time; he will be 4 next month, and I'd never yet seen him. He was in town with my aunt and uncle, taking a weekend off to visit from their native Texas. In addition to the chat and pleasantries, I also managed to snag an extra set of rechargeable batteries for my camera and assist with my grandmother's pet project — a ceiling fan installation in her den.

I have managed to get some good pictures of a whole bunch of things — road signs, things around my grandparents' house, etc.. As part of the ongoing (but as yet invisible) work I am doing on this site, several of them will probably go up here. I have constructed prototypes of many of the pages and sections I will be putting up, and am doing some testing of things as well. As I can't apply myself to this 24/7, however, it will take a while to get things to the point I want.

It seems like I have to drone on and on and on about this, but we have yet more hypocrisy masquerading as "religion" from the Wacko Satanic Cult that calls itself the "religious right." The other night, I read the story of Randall Terry, the founder of the anti-choice group Operation Rescue, and his now 24-year-old adopted son Jamiel. Recently Jamiel came out publicly in Out magazine; Randall Terry claims Jamiel was offered $5,000 to "prostitute [his] name." Jamiel Terry admits he was paid $2,500 for the article, but says that he did it "to help children of Christian fundamentalists deal with their own sexuality, and help my father understand me."

This is the same Randall Terry who wrote a 1995 book called The Judgment of God, in which he wrote, "Families are destroyed as a father vents his mid-life crisis by abandoning his wife for a 'younger, prettier model'," then five years later divorced his wife Cindy and began dating a much younger woman. This is the same Randall Terry who, after that divorce, came up with this classic: "The Bible doesn't condemn divorce, but it does condemn homosexuality."

Without even looking them up, I can name three verses that prove him 100% wrong. Mark 10:7-9 … "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder."

<sarcasm> But hey, as long as divorce is only a separation of a man and a woman, I guess life is good, huh? I mean, divorce has always been recognized as only the separation of a man and a woman, so that's the way we need to keep it. </sarcasm>