Category: Religion

8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Lively escapes “crimes against humanity” lawsuit
Nick Duffy reports in PinkNews: Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries. [...]
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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Making an honest, unflinching, centrist case for reproductive choice
One reader loves to respond to my columns by email, regardless of the topic under discussion, by calling me genocidal because I support a woman’s right to make her own [...]
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We can only be defeated by ourselves
Thoughts after the bombing in Manchester, England on May 22: Hitchcock’s 1936 movie “Sabotage” portrays a terrorist bombing, based on a Joseph Conrad novel set in London in 1886. There [...]
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Irish Police Investigate Stephen Fry for Blasphemy
Liam Stack and Ed O’Loughlin report at NYT: The British actor Stephen Fry is known as many things: a witty television presenter, a roguish Twitter personality and an outspoken atheist. [...]
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LGBT coalition protests “religious freedom” executive order
Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: A coalition of leaders from civil rights groups protested Wednesday in Lafayette Park in anticipation of President Trump signing a “religious freedom” executive order [...]
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Rep. Weber begs God’s forgiveness for abortion, gay marriage, secular schools
Crackpot Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), speaking at a right-wing prayer service in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, breaks down in anguish for our wickedness in not using the government to impose [...]
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The Pope’s TED Talk
Pope Francis gave a surprise TED Talk entitled, “Why the only future worth building includes everyone.” This is a good man. He is also a conservative with whom I have [...]
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Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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