Posts tagged "gay rights"

Gray Barker, the Men in Black, and North Carolina
Amendment One

By David Halperin You are David Halperin. It’s 1960, and you’re twelve going on thirteen, and although you’ve noticed for a while now that there are exciting differences between girls and boys, it’s only recently you’ve begun to grasp that this fact might have some relevance to you.  Your mother is sick with heart disease—slowly dying, though...

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Hate the sin, love the sinner says a coalition of Christian groups, including the Vatican, who've compiled a new rule book for treating non-Christians with tolerance while still trying to convert them. A San Francisco woman charges that Abercrombie & Fitch, purveyor to the young and bare-skinned, fired her for wearing a head scarf....

Call it Research

Family Research Council founder and National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH, committed to finding a way to cure the gay) board member, George Allen Rekers, just got caught exiting a plane with a young male he found on Rentboy.com. The two were apparently returning from a 10 day...

The Day After the Episcopal Bomb

Leaked minutes from a meeting of liberal Episcopalian para-church laity have found their into the hands of The Washington Times’ Julia Duin, who dutifully characterizes the notes as a deliberate plot to “oust” and “disenfranchise” conservative Episcopal bishops who have called for the deconsecration of gay Bishop Gene Robinson. Duin also repeats the charges of...

Prop 2

Cidney Dutton: On Nov. 8, Texans will be voting on Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Two editorials in a local paper, the Waco Tribune, give distinct justifications for the superfluity of this referendum. An October 17 editorial urged voters to reject “Prop 2″ as redundant, Texas already having legislated hetero-only marriage...

Daily Links 12 November 2004

The Good Reverend and Gay Rights “‘Who succeeded in the great cultural battle over race and rights … those who could use religion to inspire solidarity and self-sacrificial devotion to their cause.'” Joe Crea, of Washington Blade, quotes author David L. Chappell on the function of the church in the civil rights struggle, and whether or not...

The Gay Shall Inherit the Church

If you’re gay and Christian, you have one of two choices. By Jana Prikryl The intersection of homosexuality and Christianity has all the makings of a bad joke: A nun, a priest and a rabbi walk into a gay bar… The idea of there being people who answer to both gay and Christian seems especially...

27 September 2004 Daily Links

Banning gay marriage is, like, awesome! The In Defense of Marriage Coalition — many member churches of which have been accused of coercing parishioners to support Oregon’s ballot initiative, Measure 36, which would amend the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage — reaches out to young Christians with 20-somethings in ski hats, ’90s-era “alt” pop and the underlying...

23 September 2004 Daily Links

“‘If one'” — that’d be a gay person — “‘ever looks at me'” — and that would be Jimmy Swaggart — “‘like that, I’m going to kill him and tell God he died.'” GetReligion traces the history of Swaggart’s overheated “‘Louisiana mouth.'” Iraq’s most powerful Shiite leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, has threatened to withdraw his...

16 September 2004 Daily Links

Forget about Bob Jones University. Republicans know what’s best for Catholics. Are Bush’s religious beliefs “‘as American as apple pie,'” as Father Richard John Neuhaus, arch-conservative editor of the Catholic journal First Things told The Washington Post’s Alan Cooperman? You may never know, as Cooperman seems to have found out, and explains in his impressively thorough article on not figuring out the specifics...

10 September 2004 Daily Links

Pew’s latest study finds that “Americans in most religious categories want laws to define marriage as between a man and a woman,” though Jews, “‘modernist'” Catholics, non-Christians and respondents with no religious affiliation all gave majority backing to same-sex marriage. A 57 percent majority of respondents answered yes to a more general question of whether homosexuals...

13 August 2004 Daily Links

Pregnant by Jesus? The BBC reports that one of Britain’s fastest growing churches is claiming a number of “miracle babies” for its congregation. But the Church of England suspects less-divine intervention: human trafficking. “The only word in the Texas [state] Republican Platform repeated as often as the word ‘God’ is the word ‘Homosexual.'” Does that mean...