Betsy Phillips 
Member since Apr 5, 2010

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Re: “Same-Sex Couples Can Get A Blessing at Sewanee

Diatribean!!, the Book of Common Prayer makes clear that there's a difference between a wedding and the blessing of a civil marriage. You have a different opinion?

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Posted by Betsy Phillips on 06/03/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Same-Sex Couples Can Get A Blessing at Sewanee

Folks, Diatribian!! is correct. The title of this post should have been "More people than usual can have pleasant religious gatherings where their moms cry at Sewanee." I concede his point. I also eagerly await the moment when he stands outside of the services of straight Episcopal couples and demands that anyone who had a civil wedding before having the big church service dare not colloquially refer to the religious service as a wedding, since, under Episcopal rules, it also is not. I'm sure that will be bags of fun.

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Posted by Betsy Phillips on 06/03/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Real-life Ghosts, Edith Wharton and an Exhibition Scheduled for May: A Q&A With "Wraiths for Writing" Author Amelia Garretson-Persans

How can a post full of such good news--a show! a book!--fill me with such sadness? I am so bummed this is ending. It's been the best thing. Thank you, Amelia.

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Posted by Betsy Phillips on 02/28/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Notes From the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing Conference: 'Ashes to Ashes'

I have loved every single bit of this and that line distresses me so much. It's about ghosts. Can't they just haunt the conference center forever and we never have to be done with it?

Posted by Betsy Phillips on 01/02/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “More About Nashville's Civil War Prostitute History

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/…

My bad. Sorry about that folks.

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Posted by Betsy Phillips on 12/09/2013 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Fifty Years Ago Today: Etta James Rocks the House Recorded at Nashville's New Era Club

Randy, not only is this a great subject, this is a tremendous piece of writing.

Thank you.

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Posted by Betsy Phillips on 09/27/2013 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Haslam Ducks and Dodges Gay Rights Questions

The best part is how he's committed to this idea of sending everyone to college so that he can fill jobs, but he won't do this basic thing necessary to attract the best professors to those colleges. His big legacy project is already being tripped up by his inability to lead on this issue.

16 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Betsy Phillips on 09/09/2013 at 4:13 PM

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