Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Iowa GOP tactics: throw the gay kids under the (school) bus

Yesterday, the Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives tried to finagle a procedural vote in an attempt to force action on a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Happily, neither … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hugging Congressman Grayson on the Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court held a rare Thursday session this morning to decide the outcome of Citizens United v.  FEC. This was out of the blue.  I was set on going to … Continue reading

January 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

Ireland’s Blasphemy Law – I would like to think this would never happen here…

Atheist Ireland has been slapped with a $35,800 fine for violating blasphemy laws.  The group was sited after publishing anti-religion quotes by such luminaries as The Pope, Jesus, Muhammad, and … Continue reading

January 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Why do Christians need congress to justify their belief?

Another great bill left in committee so far this session is H. RES. 397 the summary of which follows: Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) affirms the rich spiritual … Continue reading

December 31, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Stem Cell Letters

I was an editor of the Mid-Iowa Enterprise in State Center, Iowa for a year (2006 – 07).  State Center is a great little place, lovely downtown, interested and involved … Continue reading

December 18, 2009 · Leave a comment

What’s up with the Right Wing and Africa lately?

Rachel Maddow has done an amazing job drawing national attention to the Uganda “Kill The Gays” bill which proposes punishment of homosexuals with jail or possibly even death.  She has … Continue reading

December 15, 2009 · Leave a comment

The real problem with politics

I was a democrat from the time I could vote.  I supported Michael Dukakis in my first election.  Perhaps, at that young age  because he was joined on the campaign … Continue reading

October 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

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