Category Archives: Religion

Old Wine & Fresh Skins

Some days, it all comes together in the most depressing ways. Today is one of them. At least, it is for me as I scan through the news and see threads that weave themselves together without my even trying.  Today, … Continue reading

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Brokeback Heart Attack

This is funny.  Strong willed Baptist Pastors across this Christian nation have been keeping mum regarding their concerns about the popularity of the new pro-sodomite film, “Brokeback Mountain.” There is an unspoken edict among conservative religious leaders to keep silent … Continue reading

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Phelps to Protest Coretta Scott King Funeral

Via Jasmyn Cannick comes more interesting news about Coretta Scott King’s funeral. Apparently, Fred Phelps is bringing his group to protest the funeral due to King’s support for lesbian & gay equality. The virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, … Continue reading

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LIA/R Back in the News

Nothing further on Zach’s story, but I’m still getting news updates on Love In Action/Refuge (LIA/R). The latest is about a former client of theirs, from my home state. Seventeen year old D.J. Butler is speaking up about his experience … Continue reading

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Burying the Past

I was afraid of this. When I wrote my earlier post about Coretta Scott King, in the back of my mind I thought it would turn out this way. I read it over at Keith’s blog yesterday, and in the … Continue reading

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Claiming Coretta

I felt sad this morning when I got the news that Coretta Scott King died. Then, as passed by a television tuned to CNN this morning and heard the announcer say that “friend of the family” Bishop Eddie Long would … Continue reading

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Fundies of a Feather

Vote together. At least they do at the U.N., where the Bush administration found common ground Iran’s fundamentalist government: both have a strong faith-based hatred of homos and any talk of human rights for homos. For the Bush administration, that … Continue reading

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Find the Fundie

Too busy with work to do much blogging today, but I did come across this funny little quiz that asks you to decide which well known fundamentalist made which outrageous statement, including: The government is committed to supporting God’s religion, … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do?

If hundreds of gay families showed up to celebrate Easter? Well, I can’t claim a personal relationship with him, but I’m guessing he probably wouldn’t approve the response from some folks who would probably claim to be his followers. Three … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester Denied, Again

This is so unsurprising as to almost not qualify as news, but Laurel Hester — a lesbian dying of cancer, who spent 21 years of her life to serving the cause of justice as an investigator for the Ocean County … Continue reading

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End Times? Show Time!

I have to admit, I have a fascination with a certain movie genre. I have for years, actually. It started years ago when I came across The Rapture at my local Blockbusters, and rented it as soon as I read … Continue reading

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Your Own Conservative Jesus

I don’t know where I stumbled across this or why I haven’t seen this before, as it’s been around a while, but it remindes of some of the stuff I’ve been posting about lately about the “gospel of plenty.” The … Continue reading

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Another Queer Kid in Trouble

There’s been no news on Zach’s story for a while, and there probably won’t be. (And, for his sake, that’s probably for the best.) But there’s yet another gay kid (with a blog) whose parents put him in out-patient reparative … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester’s Last Request

It’s typical to hear a lot of speeches on MLK Day; some eloquent, some less so. It’s rarer to hear one that speaks in a simple and powerful way to the principles that Dr. King stood for; so that anyone … Continue reading

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Finding Moses on the Freeway

Now, here’s a 10 commandments display I have no problem with at all; erected by a private individual, on his own property, and at his own expense. With all the farmland along the highway, and churches along the roads, self-described … Continue reading

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