Category Archives: Religion

Fatwa in Effect

It’s as I suspected. Yesterday I posted an update on the situation with religious anti-gay death squads in Iraq, after seeing an article describing ongoing attacks despite reports that Iraqi cleric Ali al-Sistani had lifted the fatwa against gay men … Continue reading

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Apology Not Accepted

Kudos to Washington D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams has recommended that minister Alfred Owens apologize for blatantly homophobic remarks made during a sermon. Mayor Anthony A. Williams threatened yesterday to remove a prominent minister from his interfaith council if the minister … Continue reading

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Iraqi Gays Still Terrorized

I don’t know if news is just slow to spread in Iraq. But unless this story is older than I think it is, it looks like gay Iraqis still face religious death squads, despite earlier news that Sistani lifted the … Continue reading

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A christian adoption agency that receives government funds won’t let Catholics adopt. Well, you know what they say about “what goes around.”

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Religious Remainders

I don’t often to “remainders” posts. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done one. But there were a lot items on my radar and in my news reader today that were religiously related in one way or another. So … Continue reading

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Media Matters notes that Oliver North asked why Dean hadn’t denounced anti-gay protesters at soldiers’ funerals, and implied that the protesters — Fred Phelps and family — may be “liberals” or Democratic supporters. Ollie missed the point. Maybe the reason … Continue reading

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Reprieve for Iraqi Gays?

Nobody else is talking about this yet, so I might as well since — as I’ve noted before — there hasn’t been much discussion in the blogosphere about the hunting of Iraqi gays by religious death squads. Iraqi gay men … Continue reading

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GA Tech Sez “To Heck With Bigots”

I posted earlier about some wingnuts suing Georgia Tech, and the meme about the intolerance of intolerance is the “new intolerance” (or is that the tolerance of intolerance in the “new tolerance”?), but it got eaten in the last database … Continue reading

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While Dean, henceforth known as "the ex", falls back on the lame old excuse of "he didn’t really mean anything to me", his new boyfriend is sounding crazier by the day. Oh well. I hope they’re happy together.

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Bigotry & Belief

As long as we’re talking about scientific types (see the previous post about MIT) head over to Dispatches from the Culture Wars, where Ed is holding forth on the latest madness from the Traditional Values Coalition, in the form of … Continue reading

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Dems? Dean? Done.

That’s it. As of today, or at least as soon as my county board of elections gets my updated voter registration, I am no longer a registered Democrat. I am officially unaffiliated. Why, you ask? Well, I guess it was … Continue reading

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Iraqi Gays Still Hunted, But Who Cares?

I was all set to blog about an account of the horrific death of Atwar Bahat, a leading Iraqi television journalist. Fortunately, before I could blog about it I found out via Peter Daou that the video that inspired the … Continue reading

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The Blessed and the Unblessed

Becky, over at Preemptive Karma, makes an interesting observation about Ken Lay’s courthouse steps declaration that "God has blessed me and my family enormously." Funny how many crooks invoke God when their honesty is being questioned. And funny how they … Continue reading

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We All Have Choices

The title of this post is borrowed from a fraternity brother of mine, now deceased, who was often heard to utter that phrase to someone who was — figuratively speaking — charging headlong down a dead-end road. Alex would roll … Continue reading

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Defeat for Discrimination in Ohio

This is good news for gays & lesbians, but also for just about anybody who lives in Ohio and isn’t a right wing zealot. A federal appeals court ruled that the state can jack-up beat-down discipline state employees who discriminate … Continue reading

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