Posts tagged "gay marriage"

It’s the Gay Marriage, Stupid. Or is it? Yeah, it is.

According to a number of reports, gay marriage is at the top of the Vatican’s agenda for 2005, laid out by Pope John Paul II in his “state of the world address” yesterday. Other reports, however, downplayed the gay-marriage angle and focused on other points of the pope’s address: his urging politicians in wealthy nations to feed the poor; his...

Daily Links 10 November 2004

Let It Boil Bob Jones U. has a glorious message for Bush, lest he be tempted to the “paganism” of bipartisanship: “You owe the liberals nothing.” Culture warriors reporting for duty! Or, as theRev. Bob Jones, III – a Stones fan, it seems — puts it, “let it boil.” Drink Me Breaking news: Houston Chronicle op-ed reveals a previously...

Daily Links 06 November 2004

The Religious Right’s Big Tent Q.: What does “religious right” mean if being religious, and on the right, isn’t enough to qualify?Steven Waldman and John Green, two very knowledgable observers of American religious life, offer up some strange logic at Waldman’s Beliefnet. Catholics and “moderately religious” voters were just as essential to Bush’s victory as were “Born Agains,”...

Gay Marriage, GOP Secret Weapon

Gay Marriage, GOP Secret Weapon 05 November 2004 Was the “moral value” of homophobia this election’s X-factor? By Jeff Sharlet My colleague Ann and I decided to tune out of the election coverage around 1:30 am. We left the friends with whom we’d been watching to walk to the F train the long way, crosstown...

The Marriage Campaign

The Marriage Campaign 01 November 2004 Anti-gay marriage proposals may draw voters to the polls on Nov. 2, but the media storms that surround them drives democracy out of the story. By Jason Boog Christian American Family Association of Michigan I was furious when the Catholic Church tried to tell my hometown parish how to...

Daily Links 01 November 2004

Gimme That Old-Time Moral Clarity More moral clarity on true evil. Matthew Yglesias reports, “Rep. Peter King, one of our moderate’ Republicans, just said on ‘Crossfire’ that there’s a ‘new axis of evil’ composed of “UN bureaucrats, The New York Times, and Dan Rather.’” Green Bay Bishop: Gay Marriage #1 Election Issue The Bishop of Green Bay wants Catholics...

Daily Links October 1 2004

Erotica and LaHaye Richard Bartholomew, of Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion, finds a New York Observer article about Left Behind author Tim LaHaye’s move into mainstream publishing, including a contract with Kensington. Bartholomew kindly posts Kensington’s company profile: “We are considered a leader and innovator in such areas of publishing as African-American (Dafina), Gay and Lesbian, Erotic Romance (Brava), Wicca, and...

07 August 2004 Daily Links

Why Bush will win: “Bush isn’t a fire-and-brimstone preacher, talking about sinners in the hands of an angry God. He’s a hippie priest…” Slate‘s Chris Suellentrop reports from a W. revival. Suellentrop, a Catholic, is tone-deaf to the many meanings of “love” in evangelicalese, but he gets the good-time God vibe that thrills Bush backers. The NY Times‘ “Beliefs”...

Gay Marriage Culture War

“New careers on both sides will grow out of this,” says Michael Cromartie, director of the Evangelical Studies Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. There’s little — ok, no – religious nuance in Alan Cooperman‘s Washington Post report on the “institutionalization” of “both sides” in the gay marriage dispute, but Cooperman does follow the money — in terms of...