Category: Religion

‘Cardinal Wuerl is not telling the truth’
My latest column in the Washington Blade deals with the Catholic Church’s coverup of sexual abuse of children by priests. Here are excerpts: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and [...]
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To the Pope: follow your kind words with actions
The Guardian on May 20 reported on a private conversation that Chilean clerical abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz had recently with Pope Francis. Cruz stated: He told me, “Juan Carlos, [...]
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Abortion extremism is only on the anti-choice side
Conservative NYT columnist Ross Douthat makes a case for moral equivalence with a piece titled “Among the Abortion Extremists.” As someone who has been threatened over my pro-choice views to [...]
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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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